In December last year, Microsoft had released the preview of Office app for Windows Insiders. Following feedback from users, the tech giant is making Office app available to all the users of Windows 10.
It is a simple and easy-to-use app that will allow users to quickly get to apps, documents, and people in the organization. The Office will include all the common apps including Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, and Yammer.
“Now you can access all of the Office apps available to you whether you have them installed on your device or not. If an app is installed on your machine the Office app knows to take you there; otherwise it knows to take you to the web version on Office Online,” wrote Bill Doll, Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Office Apps Strategy, Microsoft, in a blog post.
The new app will be available with all the versions of Office, including the free version of Office Online. The experience offered by it will be similar to the Office.com. Microsoft has improved the experience by bringing Office.com in the form of an app.
Microsoft mentioned that users will be able to get Office desktop apps in addition to the web apps on Office Online, and get access to local files along with OneDrive and SharePoint.
The company has also added helpful tutorials and links next to the apps which will help users learn more about the apps and how to use them.
The new Office app for Windows 10 will keep track of the most relevant documents of users, which will help them access recently used docs quickly and easily. This move will also help in finding the relevant content created by other people in the organization.
It also comes with features that will allow IT admins to customize the user experience with branding from the organization, and enable users to access third-party apps using AAD. They will also be able to activate Microsoft Search for users to let them search documents and people across the organization.
Office app will be available to every user of Windows 10, whether at work, school, or home. It will work with all the subscriptions of Office 365, Office 2019, Office 2016, and Office Online.
Microsoft will roll out the app over the next few weeks and will install it automatically as an update to MyOffice app.