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New Office app for Windows 10 available soon for free

New Office app for Windows 10 available soon for free

Microsoft will update the current My Office app with the same interface as Office.com. From next year around the summer, Windows 10 systems will be delivered with the Office app as standard. Companies can further customize the new portal with logos and other business apps.

Last year, Microsoft renewed Office.com as a starting point for Office users. According to a blog of the software giant, the online portal is actively used. More than 40 percent of Office 365 web users start their workday by visiting Office.com.

There is already a My Office app in the Microsoft Store today with less functionality. It’s about to be replaced. Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring can already test the new app today. Current My Office app users will automatically receive the new version when the update is finished.

Company Portal

The new app is a Progressive Web App (PWA) and displays exactly the same information as Office.com. You can conveniently switch between web applications, consult recent documents and search the database with the integrated search function.

The main reason why the online portal gets a separate app is extra flexibility for companies. You can use the app to integrate the company’s logo, prioritize important documents and add other business applications. In this way, Microsoft hopes that employees can do everything on their PC with one app.

Microsoft will pre-install the My Office app standard on all new Windows 10 systems from summer next year. Windows Insiders can already use it today. The rest will have to wait until early 2019.

In addition to this new app, the software giant is also working on a large Office 365 redesign. It presented new icons at the end of November as the start of the whole process.

Related: Get easier access to Office 365 from Outlook.com soon

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