New Free Office App for Windows 10 Unveiled by Microsoft

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Microsoft is revamping its existing “My Office” app with a new Office App for Windows 10. It’s launching a simply-titled Office app for Windows 10 that serves as a hub for every modern version of Office, whether it’s a 365 subscription, the free Office Online suite or offline tools like Office 2016 and Office 2019.

The interface of the new Office app gives a near identical experience to what you will get from Office.com, only packaged to integrate seamlessly with Windows. The new Office app for Windows 10 is available to select Windows Insiders now and will roll out to all Windows 10 users soon. The app is free and compatible with any Office 365 subscription, Office 2019, Office 2016 and Office Online. It’ll be available through the Microsoft Store, and starting in summer 2019 it’ll come preinstalled on new Windows 10 devices.

Starting today, we’re bringing this experience to Windows 10 in the form of an app, simply called Office. It’s now available to Windows Insiders (Fast) and will roll out to all Windows 10 users soon. The app itself is free and it can be used with any Office 365 subscription, Office 2019, Office 2016, or Office Online—the free web-based version of Office for consumers.
_Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365

A few key reasons to use the new Office app for Windows 10 include:

  • Quickly switch between apps. See all your Office apps in one place and switch between them with a single click.
  • Get back into your work. Jump to your most recently used documents, pinned documents, and documents shared with you—whether they’re on your local machine or stored in OneDrive or SharePoint.
  • Find what you need. With Microsoft Search integrated prominently, you can quickly find the apps, documents, people, and sites you need to get your work done.
  • Tailor it to your organization. Organizations can apply company branding and integrate other line of business applications through single sign-on to customize the experience for their users.

The Office app for Windows 10 will replace the My Office app, which currently helps users manage their Office 365 subscriptions. If you already have the My Office app, you will get the new Office app through an automatic update in the coming months. Otherwise, you can download it from the Microsoft Store. Starting this summer, new Windows 10 devices will come with the Office app already installed—making it easier than ever to start using Office on a new PC.

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