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Microsoft Office 2021 set to launch on October 5 [Updated]

Way back in February of this year, Microsoft announced that its newest version of its ridiculously popular suite of productivity apps, Office, would launch sometime later in the year. And now, all these months later, and just a few weeks out from the newest version of Windows arriving, we now know when we'll get to install the new Office. And it just so happens to coincide with the launch of the new version of the company's desktop OS.

Word and PowerPoint gain Split View, trackpad support coming to Office for iOS by the fall

Keeping true to its promise, Microsoft yesterday updated its Word and PowerPoint productivity apps on the App Store with the ability to open two documents in a side-by-side view on iPad via Split View multitasking support. The Excel app did not pick up Split View support at post time, however. Microsoft has also acknowledged that it's working on implementing iPadOS trackpad support for the Office suite, but don't expect to be taking advantage of it before the fall.