The official release of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system last month, was what all the netizens were talking about. However, along with that, Office Mobile apps for this upgraded operating system also made a quiet launch. This is the first of the three deliverables that are planned for this year for Windows 10. The mobile app suite which includes Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneNote will be available for tablets.
The other two deliverables include Office 2016 for Windows desktops which will be launched in September and Office Mobile for Windows Phone which will be released later in 2016.
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Free Version of the Touch-Enabled Apps
Microsoft has made the Office mobile apps free and they are touch-enabled. They have simple editing functions which can be used on tablets with 10.1 inches or smaller screen size. This serves as a temporary step before the full-featured Office 365 subscription editions begin.
Microsoft Office Client Applications and Services corporate vice president, Kurt Koenigsbauer wrote in a blog post: “It’s a big day for Microsoft and we are excited to be part of it! Today, we’re pleased to announce the availability of the Office Mobile apps on Windows 10—bringing us one step closer to our vision of reinventing productivity.”
You can now download and install the apps from the Windows Store. Koenigsbauer said “Each of the Office Mobile apps is uniquely designed to help you be productive on the go.”
— Microsoft News (@MSFTnews) August 3, 2015
Each of the Office mobile apps is integrated with the online storage of Microsoft, OneDrive. This means any change you make in the doc will automatically be saved in the cloud, thereby removing any chances of data loss.
Koenigsbauer wrote “Tightly integrated with OneDrive, the Office Mobile apps are fully cloud connected, making it easy to access your documents from anywhere, pick up where you last left off, and co-author with others on documents and projects. Your docs are now automatically saved for you, ensuring you won’t lose a change and that others can see your edits as you work together. And there are new intelligent features, like Tell Me, that make it easier for you to do what you want in fewer steps.”
A few new features have been added in the apps. So, download them while they are free and see for yourself.
— Engadget (@engadget) July 31, 2015
Have you used the Office mobile app suite? Would you like to try them for free? Tell us how you liked the apps in the comments below.