Microsoft announces new Office app with more features for free


Microsoft replaces the existing My Office app with a new Office app with more features for Windows Insiders. The new app acts as a central hub for all your Microsoft needs – you’ll get access to all the Microsoft productivity apps at the top of the window, making it easy to switch between apps, see their pinned documents, and access other Office features.

With the new app, users can easily find the list of apps and services available to them and to install the Office apps locally. Additionally, an integrated search feature allows admins to customize the app with other lines of business applications and their company’s branding.

“Last year, we updated Office.com with a new experience focused on two simple things: Helping users get the most out of Office and getting them back into their work quickly,” Jared Spataro, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Microsoft 365, wrote in a blog post. “Starting today, we’re bringing this experience to Windows 10 in the form of an app, simply called Office.”

Microsoft has been redesigning its range of Office software lately, including a recent update to the Outlook app for iOS. The new Office app will roll out to all Windows 10 users soon, announced the company.  The free app will be available through Microsoft store, and it’ll come preinstalled on new Windows 10 devices starting early 2019.

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