In December of last year, a new Office application was announced by Microsoft which would replace the current ‘My Office’ app. The Windows Insider programme was used to test the application. The main objective of the application is to simplify your work and be a one-stop shop for all of your Office needs.
Microsoft states that the new application will work flawlessly in conjunction with Office 365 subscription, Office 2019, Office 2016, and even Office Online. As previously stated, the application’s main objective is to act as a one-stop shop for all of your Office needs. Hence, the app works with other productivity apps such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and etc to keep everything in one place.
The app allows you to open files from any of the supported applications with just a click. This saves time and it enables you to keep your work organized.
All Office programs are quickly accessible through the new application. Regardless of whether you have them installed on your current PC or not. In the scenario that the Office application is not installed, it will automatically open Office Online in the web browser for you. The Office app keeps a track of which documents you are working on.
These documents are then displayed through various sections in the app such as the Recent Section which will display your recently edited documents. Similarly, the Pinned Section will show the documents you yourself have pinned. You can also view content that has been shared with you or content created by colleagues within your organization. You can read more about the new features here.
If you can’t figure out how to use the application, don’t worry. Microsoft has your back as they have included tutorials and tips and tricks in the application. Microsoft has also allowed IT admins to customize the Office app. This allows businesses to brand it and provide access to third-party apps.
Starting today, the new Office application is available to some Windows 10 users. Microsoft will gradually roll out the application to all Windows 10 users in the coming weeks. You can install the application by heading towards the Microsoft Store and updating to the old MyOffice app.