Microsoft has announced the release of a new successor to My Office, called “Office app for Windows 10.”
My Office was originally introduced as Get Office, and it got evolved over time.
In terms of features the app hasn’t much changed, it’s just now a PWA and more similar to Office.com.
Office.com, introduced a new experience last year, and now has over 40% of Office 365 web users working through the site.
Microsoft says, this clearly states that the new streamlined site is resonated with customers.
That’s why it’s now bringing this experience to Windows 10 as an app or simply called as “Office.”
The Office app is free and works with Office 365 subscription, Office 2019, Office 2016. ‘
It can also be used with Office Online, which is also free and a web-based version of Office for consumers.
Inside the app, all of the Office apps are displayed in one place, and it also allows to quickly switch between apps with just a single click.
The app will also show all recent documents, pinned documents, and shared documents, so getting back to work becomes a breeze.
The documents can be anywhere on a local machine or stored in OneDrive or SharePoint.
Announced at Ignite, Microsoft Search is now integrated into the app allows users to search the files, apps, documents, people and sites on the web and Microsoft 365 at the same time.
Finally, the new Office app lets businesses tailor it to their organization by allowing them to add custom branding and other line of business apps.
Here are some benefits of using the app:
- See all Office apps in one place and switch between them with a single click.
- Quickly jump to most recently used documents, pinned documents, and documents shared.
- Quickly find with Microsoft Search the apps, documents, people, and sites.
- Organizations can tailor by adding company branding and can integrate other LOB applications through single sign-on.
As already said above, the new Office app is set to replace My Office app. Those, already using it will be updated automatically to the new Office app in the coming months.
Should they need now, they can download it manually from the Microsoft Store.
The new Office app is now available to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring starting today. All, other Windows 10 users will get it soon.
Microsoft makes a closing statement saying, starting this summer, all new Windows 10 devices will come preloaded with Office app.