This is a return to the old cadence of releasing a new version of Office every few years, which was lost when Windows 10 was released as “the last Windows in history.”
Although Microsoft has not released official information about Office 2024, some early images of the new Office suite have leaked online. However, we do not expect to see too many surprises, as Microsoft has constantly changed the Office interface and features since moving to a subscription model.
Windows 12 and Office 2024 are expected to arrive late next year
The user Techosaurusrex published on X (formerly Twitter) the first images of Office 2024. The name of this version will be Office 2024 LTSC since Microsoft uses this term to refer to products that do not follow a SaaS model.
Office 2024 Preview
New Windows Client
New Windows Server
New Windows Client LTSC
And now new Office.
2024 is shaping up to be an amazing year pic.twitter.com/DfJk7sXfc0
— techosarusrex (@techosarusrex) November 6, 2023
The leaked images of Office 2024 don’t show any changes to the features already available in Office 365. This is because Microsoft has moved to a subscription model, which means that the company constantly adds new features and improvements to Office 365. LTSC versions of Office are “frozen” images that do not receive any new features, only security updates.
The surprise came when the Windows Insider Program account responded to the enthusiast with the phrase, “The future is bright.” This shows that Microsoft is preparing for something important next year: the launch of Windows 12. In addition, we will launch Windows Server 2025 with important new features.
Microsoft’s new AI feature, Copilot, is a major step forward for the company. It’s already integrated into many Microsoft services, and we’re just starting to see what it can do.
In 2024, we’ll get to see Office 2024 LTSC, Windows 12, and Windows Server 2025. I’m excited to see how Copilot is integrated into these products and how it makes them even more useful for users.