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Office 365 Personal (Preview) now available for all Windows 10 S PCs

Office 365 is now available for all users of Windows 10 S. (Source: Windows Blog Italia)
Office 365 is now available for all users of Windows 10 S. (Source: Windows Blog Italia)
The Office desktop apps are now available to download in Preview form from the Windows Store as part of Office 365 Personal to all users of Windows 10 S: the OS that only runs apps downloaded from the Windows Store.

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Following the broad availability of the Windows 10 S ISO, Microsoft has released the Preview version of Office 365 desktop apps in the Windows Store for users running Windows 10 S. These apps are full featured Office desktop versions being made available in the Store thanks to the Project Centennial Win32 app bridge. The flavor currently being offered for Preview is Office 365 Personal and it includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Publisher, with OneNote being offered as an UWP app. The Preview version comes with the following features — 

  • For 1 PC or Mac, 1 tablet including iPad, Android or Windows, plus 1 phone.
  • Fully installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and more.
  • 1TB of storage space on the cloud.
  • Continuous access to updates.
  • 60 Skype minutes of calling per month to mobile phones and landlines.

Users of the Windows Store version of Office 365 need to take into account that the Store currently offers only the 32-bit version of Office and does not allow the use of COM add-ins. Also, OneNote will be offered as an UWP app instead of the OneNote 2016 desktop version. 

The Store listing for downloading Office 365 Personal can be accessed from here. An Office 365 subscription is needed to use Office 365 downloaded from the Windows Store. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-08- 7 (Update: 2017-08- 7)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.