Microsoft’s newest Office software is up to 33-percent off for Black Friday if you settle for a one-time download. The deal comes as part of Amazon’s Black Friday deals and applies specifically to Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021 and Office Home & Business 2021.
Auto-renewing downloads for Microsoft 365 and Office Professional are not included. But that does mean buyers can pick up Home & Student 2021 for as little as $99.99 — $50 off the list price. And Microsoft Office Home & Business 2021 is down too, by 12-percent. That puts the price at just $219.99 — a savings of $30.
What’s included in these Black Friday Microsoft Office deals?
Now, as might be expected, these two office suites are very similar. Each of the available purchases is a one-time license for home use for either a PC or Mac. That effectively means that users have access to Microsoft Office 2021, in either variant, on one device. And each includes Microsoft support for 60 days, with no additional cost added.
Microsoft differentiates the software, generally, by altering which software is included slightly. That’s with Microsoft Office Home & Business leaning more toward business-related productivity. Specifically, with the inclusion of the business-ready email service software, Microsoft Outlook.
Included in both are Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. So buyers will be able to create rich text documents, complete with images and charts. As well as all of Microsoft’s other world-renowned features. And that’s in addition to budgeting or tracking via spreadsheets and creating comprehensive slideshows. Regardless of which Office suite is chosen.
Also regardless of which suite is chosen, all of the software versions are the “Classic” variants. So they aren’t cloud-dependent and run as standalone apps. As opposed to the bundled subscription-focused versions that do rely on an internet connection for some functionality. More directly, by buying the one-time license, you effectively own access to the software. As compared to subscribing to the software, as is the case with Microsoft 365.