Seven months after announcing the arrival of Microsoft Office 365 on the Mac App Store, its software is already available for free download from the Apple store. Since January 24, MS Office 365 subscribers can access all the applications of the famous office suite which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, One Note and OneDrive..
The arrival of Microsoft Office 365 on the Mac App Store is already a reality for Mac users
MS Office applications could previously be installed manually from Microsoft’s website or another retailer via an activation code. Availability on the apple store will make the installation process much easier for Mac users. Plus, updates will be done automatically from the Mac App Store, so users no longer need to use Microsoft’s AutoUpdate tool to access the latest news. They also have the option to download the apps separately or as a single batch.
Mac users already have access to the entire Office 365 office suite
It should be noted that even if all the applications can be downloaded for free, a subscription is still necessary to access their full functionalities (creation of documents, edition). Users who want to buy or renew their Office 365 subscription can do so now by going directly to the applications. As for perpetual license versions of Office such as Office Home and Student 2019, they are not compatible with applications downloaded from the Mac App Store..
The launch of the Office 365 suite on the Mac App Store comes after a major redesign of the store
The two computer giants were quick to express their satisfaction with the collaboration. According to Windows and Office Marketing President Jared Spataro, the apps have been designed to give Mac and macOS users the familiar Office 365 experience tailored to the latest Apple features. They allow you to take full advantage of new features available for Apple products such as dark mode, the continuity camera in macOS Mojave, the Touch bar and OneDrive files on demand..
Phil Schiller, Apple’s vice president of marketing, also welcomed the arrival of MS Office 365 on their application store, emphasizing joint efforts with Microsoft: “Microsoft and Apple have worked together from the start to provide users Mac’s excellent productivity of Office applications. “
Apple and Microsoft join forces to provide application users with excellent productivity