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Microsoft Office Arrives on App Store for Mac

Microsoft has launched its Microsoft Office apps on Apple’s App Store for Mac PCs, providing an alternative to the web apps.


Users with an Apple Mac computer can today download Office applications directly from the App Store. Microsoft has launched its Office applications on the store, allowing users to download individual apps on their Mac.

Microsoft initially said it would launch the apps on the App Store before the end of 2018. However, the company was unable to finalize the apps in time, so there has been a short delay. Luckily the extended wait was only a few weeks.

Either way, the full suite is available on the App Store, meaning Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, , and OneDrive. It is worth noting users will need an subscription to use Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint.

Also of note is that Mac users have been able to download these apps for years, but needed to do so through Microsoft's website. Giving users another option other than the web apps. By launching Microsoft Office in the App Store, Mac users can quickly download apps as they want them.

Office 365

Apple welcomes Microsoft Office to Mac App Store today:

“We are excited to welcome Microsoft Office 365 to the all-new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave,” says Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing. “Apple and Microsoft have worked together to bring great Office productivity to Mac users from the very beginning. Now, with Office 365 on the Mac App Store, it's easier than ever to get the latest and best version of Office 365 for Mac, iPad and iPhone.”

Now is a good time for Mac users to connect with Office 365. Microsoft is currently offering a one-month trial for the service. After that, users will have to choose the Office 365 Personal $69.99 year-long subscription or the Office 365 Home sub for $99.99 per year.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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