Microsoft is Offering Office App Free for All Windows 10 Users
On February 20, 2019, Microsoft introduced a new Office app available to all Windows 10 users. It replaces the current “My Office” app that comes pre-installed with Windows 10. You can read the official Office App announcement in this Microsoft blog post.
The new Office App is a lot more useful than the old My Office app for those who are already using Microsoft Office, as well as to those who don’t have Microsoft Office installed or a Office 365 subscription. For those who do have a 365 subscription or MS Office installed, the new Office App functions as a hub for launching Office programs as well as opening recent Office documents. For those who don’t have Office installed or a 365 subscription, the Office App makes it easy to access the free web versions of Office programs.
The new Office App will come preinstalled with newer versions of Windows 10. Those who don’t want to wait can download the Office App here.
The new Office App is great for those looking for a free replacement for Microsoft office; you don’t need a Office 365 subscription or have Microsoft Office installed to use it/
While the current “My Office” app has some features of the new Office app, the new Office app makes it easier for those who don’t have Office installed and/or who are not Office 365 subscribers to access the free online versions of Office programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. right from the desktop. Microsoft hasn’t been very successful in promoting the free online Office programs and many people are not awaree that free versions of MS Office programs are available online. Now all of the free Office applications will be available from the desktop via new Office App.