Microsoft Office Home and Business 2021 is the latest Office suite
available for Mac users. The suite is a one-time purchase and not a subscription-based
product, once installed there is nothing further to pay. Office Home and
Business 2021 is primarily suited to the Home or Small business user who needs
access to the latest core Office applications.
The following Office applications are included -
- Microsoft Word 2021- New in this edition is the improved virtual ink recognition, so that writing directly on the display can now be better translated into typed text.
- Microsoft Excel 2021- New search and dynamic array functions such as XLOOKUP, FILTER, SORT, UNIQUE, SEQUENCE, LET and XMATCH.
- Microsoft Outlook 2021- Email translations in over 70 languages. Annotating images with finger, pen or mouse and instant search feature.
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2021- Now features options for presenter video recording, ink recording and laser pointer recording. Replay ink strokes to visualise a step-by-step process and rearrange slide elements if necessary.
How to install Office Home and Business 2021
Office 2021 Home and Business is installed via a download from setup.office.com.
You will need a valid Microsoft account and genuine 25-digit product key to
install. The install takes on average 30 minutes depending on your broadband
speed and make and model of machine. A further blog post will be made soon on
installing Office Home and Business 2021
Is it compatible with my Mac?
Office for Mac is supported on the three most recent versions of macOS. As new major versions of macOS are made generally available, Microsoft will drop support for the oldest version and support the newest and previous two versions of macOS.
Current versions of macOS supported - Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura
Processor: Both Intel and M1 chip computers are supported
Operating system - Mac OS for Mac
Memory - 4 GB RAM for Mac
Hard disk space - 10 GB for Mac
Display - 1280 x 800 for Mac
Additional system requirements – Microsoft account, Internet access