In Microsoft Office 2021 Professional Plus, you will find new co-authoring features, inking tools, data types, functions, translation and editing tools, motion graphics, ease-of-use features, and so much more. Microsoft’s developers have also worked on the performance. Everyday applications are convinced with a faster response, especially for weaker computers, this announcement represents a significant improvement and a reason for an upgrade.
Microsoft Office 2021 new features
Compared to Microsoft Office 2019, Microsoft Office 2021 boasts several new improvements and enhancements. Here are the expected new features of Microsoft Office 2021:
1. A refreshed interface
Office 2021’s interface is refreshed, rounded corners, and a neutral color palette that all matches the UI changes in Windows 11.
2. Real-time co-authoring
With Office 2021, real-time co-authoring is finally available in all three desktop clients, as long as the documents you’re collaborating on are stored in Microsoft’s cloud storage service, OneDrive. Everyone working on the documents sees the changes everyone else makes as they happen. Colored cursors indicate the identity of each person.
3. Integration with Microsoft Teams
Office 2021 is integrated with the chat and video features of Microsoft Teams. You’ll be able to chat and participate in Teams video calls from directly within the Office.
4. New in Word 2021
Word 2021 for Windows enables you to create compelling content and includes co-authoring, new stock media from the Office Premium Creative Content collection, and new Draw tab additions such as Point Eraser, Ruler, and Lasso.
5. New in Excel 2021
Excel 2021 for Windows allows you to collaboratively work with others and analyze data easily with new Excel capabilities including co-authoring, Dynamic Arrays, XLOOKUP, and LET functions.
6. New in PowerPoint 2021
PowerPoint 2021 for Windows lets you create compelling content with the addition of features including co-authoring, Ink Replay, improved slide show recording, new stock media from the Office Premium Creative Content collection and new Draw tab additions such as Point Eraser, Ruler, and Lasso.
7. New in Access 2021
Access 2021 lets you build and share a database in seconds. You supply the information and Access does the rest, making it easy to create and structure your data. Reports and queries put your data into the format you want, so your applications consistently look great.
8. Professional 2021 (Visio Not Included)
Visio Professional 2021 makes it easier than ever for individuals and teams to create and share professional, versatile diagrams that simplify complex information. Visio Professional 2021 includes updated shapes, templates, and styles; enhanced support for team collaboration, including the ability for several people to work on a single diagram at the same time; and the ability to link diagrams to data instantly. Visio Professional 2021 also helps prevent information leakage by enabling Information Rights Management.
Dark mode in Office 2021
Arguably the most interesting is dark mode in Office 2021. Many users prefer to use “Dark Mode” in their Office applications as it reduces the amount of bright white light on screen that can get quite uncomfortable after a while. Luckily, Microsoft Office has themes that can be used to change the color appearance of Office applications like Word and Outlook to be, for example, black.