Microsoft has rolled out a new, free Windows 10 ($ 100 on Amazon) app aimed at the one who uses his Office package, either the paid or free version.
Known simply as Office, the new app is a. The intention is the same, but the new version has a cleaner design and easier access to your Office programs and files. The new app displays icons for each program in the Office package, so you can quickly launch Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, OneDrive and the rest. The app shows the latest files and documents, so you can open any of them to resume your work. It also shows the documents that you have stuck, as well as those that others have shared with you.
Microsoft Office has become more complicated over the years thanks to the many ways you can access it. The office is available as an annual subscription, as a one-time purchase, as a free online suite and as a series of mobile apps for your phone and tablet. As such, Office users cannot always know how or where to find or start their programs and files. The Office app provides a single location where you can view, use, and manage Office 365, Office 2019, Office 2016 ($ 139 at Walmart) or free Office Online.
The Office app is similar to the Microsoft Office.com website, which also helps you access your Office programs and documents. But with the app, you can view files stored on your local computer or device, open files from OneDrive or SharePoint, and work with files offline. The app also lets you upload documents from your computer or device, install Office and manage your online account.
The new app rolls out to people over the next few weeks and is then automatically installed as an update to the old My Office app, Microsoft said in a blog post. Anyone who wants to try it directly can download and install it from the Microsoft Store.
But beware, as an installation is currently affecting glitch for some users. Although the store page points to the new app, it installs the old My Office version instead of the new version. As usual, the glitch seems to vary by machine. I was able to install the new version on one of my Windows 10 computers. But the old version will be installed on two of my other computers. Other people who commented on Microsoft's blog post have reported a similar problem. A Microsoft spokesman said the company is aware of the bug and is working to resolve it.