As of today, Mac users can download Office from the Mac App Store. Microsoft’s initial deadline was the end of 2018. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive are part of the Microsoft Office 365 bundle.
Only OneNote and OneDrive can be used for free via the Mac App Store. If you want to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, you need an Office 365 subscription. The software versions are identical to the downloads on Microsoft’s own website.
The main advantage of the Mac App Store is that the software is now automatically updated when Microsoft makes new versions available. Mac users today need to use the Microsoft AutoUpdate tool (MAU) that comes with Mac versions.
If you want to buy Office 2019 for Mac once without a subscription, you can’t go to the Mac App Store. You still need to surf to Office.com to do so.
What’s remarkable is that Apple is very happy with Microsoft as a new partner in the Mac App Store. Phil Schiller, Senior VP of worldwide marketing: We enthusiastically welcome Microsoft Office 365 to our Mac App Store on macOS Mojave. Apple and Microsoft have worked together from the beginning to bring optimal Office productivity to Mac. Office 365 on the App Store makes it even easier for users to use the latest version on Mac, iPhone and iPad.
Read this: What you need to know about Microsoft Office 2019 and Office 365
Office 365 comes in two flavours for consumers: â‚¬69 per year for one Mac or Windows device or â‚¬99 per year for six Mac and Windows devices. You can now test the latter formula for one month for free. Business subscriptions start from 4.20 euro (excl. VAT) per month without Office suite or 8.80 euro (excl. VAT) per month with Office suite.
Related: Office 365 for Mac supports dark modeThis news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.