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Microsoft will soon launch the Office app for Windows 10

New Office app for Windows 10 (Source: Microsoft 365 Blog)
New Office app for Windows 10 (Source: Microsoft 365 Blog)
The My Office app will soon be replaced by a new piece of code that Microsoft has decided to simply name "Office" and that will be delivered as an automatic update in the coming months. The new app will also be available for download from the Microsoft Store, but its launch date is still unknown.

Currently, Microsoft Office users can manage their subscriptions with the help of the My Office app, but this piece of code will soon be replaced. The new app will be called "Office" and can be already taken for a spin by Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring.

According to Microsoft, the new app comes with the following highlights:

  • Microsoft Search integration
  • all-in-one launcher and switcher for the apps of the Office suite
  • easy jump to most recent/pinned/shared docs, both local and stores in OneDrive or SharePoint
  • ready for company branding and integration with other business applications

The Office app is free and can be used with any Office 365 subscription, Office 2019, Office 2016, but it also works like a charm with Office Online, the free web-based Office version for consumers.

Starting this summer, Microsoft will deliver new Windows 10 devices with the Office app pre-installed. Obviously, Windows 10 users should be able to get it earlier, but Microsoft has not revealed a launch date yet. However, we will keep an eye on this topic and we will let you know as soon as the Office app finally becomes available for everyone, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-12-20 (Update: 2018-12-20)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.