Microsoft today announced a new app to improve accessibility of its Office apps. While Windows 10 users are yet to get the app, it is already available for Windows Insiders.
The latest app by Microsoft aims to act as a central hub for Office apps and replace My Office. As Microsoft says, “The app itself is free and it can be used with any Office 365 subscription, Office 2019, Office 2016, or Office Online—the free web-based version of Office for consumers.” The app doesn’t acts as a mere replacement to My Office, but adds some features as well. While My Office only allowed to manage 365 subscriptions, users can do a lot of things in this app. Users can switch between apps, see their pinned documents and access other Office features.
Company branding and other line of business applications can be integrated within the app. Users who are using the My Office app, will get an automatic update to the latest app. The app does aim to increase the accessibility of the Office suite significantly. Features like search and integrating all apps to a central hub means users can access it more conveniently. The app shows recommended documents as well. You can find the full list of features below :-
- Quickly switch between apps. See all your Office apps in one place and switch between them with a single click.
- Get back into your work. Whether they’re on your local machine or stored in OneDrive or SharePoint, jump to your most recently used documents, pinned documents, and documents shared with you without any hassles.
- Find what you need. With Microsoft Search integrated prominently, you can quickly find the apps, documents, people, and sites you need to get your work done.
- Tailor it to your organization. Organizations can apply company branding and integrate other line of business applications through single sign-on to customize the experience for their users.