Microsoft planning to replace its existing My Office app with a new Office app (Progressive Web App)for Windows 10 to helping users get the most out of Office and getting them back into their work quickly. And today with Windows 10 19H1 Build 18305, Company announced an app version of its popular Office.com called “Office” that allows users to quickly access to all the Microsoft Office productivity apps at the top of the window and making it easier to switch between applications
It will also show you the documents you’ve recently worked on, and there is a search function so you can find documents that aren’t immediately onscreen.
The app will be available for free, it will work with both Office 365 subscriptions, Office 2019, Office 2016, office 2013 perpetual licenses, or the free web-based Office online for consumers. And The Office app will begin shipping pre-installed on new Windows 10 devices this summer, Microsoft said on their blog post.
Starting with today “Office app” is available to Windows Insiders (Fast) and will roll out to all Windows 10 users soon. Here A few key features the Office app includes:
- Quickly switch between apps. With a refreshed design you can now See all your Office apps in one place and switch between them with a single click.
- Get back into your work. Now you can easily 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 new Office app is available to selected Windows Insiders running build 18305 and later and will roll out to all Windows 10 users soon. For existing users running My Office app, get the new Office app through an automatic update in the upcoming months. Or Users download it from the Microsoft Store. Also, company states, Starting this summer 2019, new Windows 10 devices will come with the Office app already installed.