Microsoft's New Office App for Windows 10 Now Available to Everyone

Doris Richards
February 22, 2019

The new app is created to be more useful to Office users by letting them launch documents, access Office desktop apps and more.

Late a year ago, Microsoft said that it would update Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Service Pack 1) this month with support for SHA-2.

According to a recent Net MarketShare report, Windows 10 runs on about 39.22% of devices whereas Windows 7 is on 36.90% as of December 2018. Apparently, Insiders found the new app to be very useful as it helped them get started with Office.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 users will want to circle March 12, 2019, on their calendars as that date will be crucial should you want to continue receiving security updates from Microsoft.

The goal of the new Office app is to act as a hub for all things Office-y. That being said the user experience will be similar to office.com.


The app is created to bring the Office.com experience onto your PC and it's PWA, so it also works offline like a native app. And, oh, if you don't have that particular productivity app installed, the Office app will send you to where it can be downloaded or, significantly, off to the web version of Office.

Functions aside, Office will also come with a bunch of tutorials, tips and tricks, and other helpful information for Microsoft's office solutions.

Activate Microsoft Search so users can use one search experience to find documents and people across the organization in addition to their own apps and documents.

The new app has also received the snazzy new Office icons.

It supports your Office 365 subscription and also desktop apps that are a part of Office 2019 and Office 2016. A Microsoft spokesperson, though, clarified via e-mail that these updates won't arrive automatically and IT pros will have add them using the Windows Standalone Update Installer.

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