Last May, Microsoft announced Windows 10 S, a version of the OS that can only run apps that come from the Microsoft Store. This meant that the company had to port its desktop Office 2016 apps into the Store, and they were first made available in preview form to 10 S users. Later, it was offered to select Insiders, and we learned that at some point, this will be the default way for Windows 10 users to obtain Office.

Microsoft today crossed a milestone in achieving that goal, as the Office 365 listings in the Store have removed the “preview” tag. They should now be available to everyone. Desktop apps included in the package are Word 2016, Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Access 2016, Outlook 2016, and Publisher 2016.


I am kind of surprised this was not one of the first priorities considering Windows 10s has had such a huge push.