Microsoft launch new Office app

Monday, 25 February 2019

Microsoft launched a new Office app for Windows 10 users last week, which replaces the ‘My Office’ app.  The new app provides all the features of the previous version but pushes users to connect with free online versions of Office products available at including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Users can view and edit recent documents and find all their Office 365 products (including SharePoint) in a central place.  It is designed to improve ease of use with other Microsoft apps by helping users switch between different apps and view all their Microsoft products in a central place.  The app is free and you do not require an Office 365 subscription to connect to it, though you do need to have a Microsoft account.   It comes preinstalled with Windows 10 and users can customise features with branding, third party apps and plug in Microsoft Search.  Users of the existing ‘My Office’ app will get the new Office app through an automatic update over the next few weeks.  New users can download the app from the Microsoft Store.  Later this year, new Windows 10 devices will all have the app preinstalled.  


Some key benefits of the new app are:


  • Now where was I? – get back to your most recently used documents, whether they are in SharePoint, OneDrive or on your local machine.
  • Organisation – Microsoft Search means you can quickly find the documents and people you need.
  • Customisation – You can brand the app and integrate other business applications
  • Centralisation – Switching between Office apps has never been easier


The app may prove to be a useful IT tool for many businesses.  RedMosquito advise our IT Support and IT Security services customers on making full use of all new developments within their portfolio of IT products.  If you need help to decide on the best IT products for your business or how to get the most out of the IT products which you have – then contact us today.


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