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Microsoft’s launch day is tomorrow, but does anyone know?

Tomorrow is launch day for Microsoft.   Office 2021 launches, and final pricing was announced.      Quoting the Verge, Office Home and Student 2021 will be priced at $149.99 and include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams for PC and Mac. Office Home and Business 2021 is priced at $249.99 and will include everything in the Home version and Outlook for PC and Mac, alongside the rights to use all of the Office apps for business purposes.

Windows 11 also launches… but in a survey from, only 38% of the more than 1,000 Windows users served even knew Windows 11 was happening at all.  

Why do we care?

Well, tactically this all matters because tomorrow’s the big day.    Let’s dwell more on that awareness data.   I don’t think this is pent up demand, and that will be important.  If you’re depending on Microsoft alone for your awareness, I think you’ll be sorely disappointed.    That’s not to say there isn’t upgrade reasons – Windows 11 alone just likely isn’t it.