Microsoft announced last month that Office 265 was coming to Windows Store and now the Office applications have now shown up on the store for Windows 10 S devices. It is important as the devices which are running Windows 10 S are restricted to using apps from Windows Store. Particularly, the Office apps have been released to Windows Store just in the right time for the company’s new Surface laptops, which start shipping from Thursday and also run Windows 10 S.
Office 365 applications includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Publisher are available on Windows Store for devices that running Windows 10 S. while the Office itself is currently not in a preview, its new install and update processes are in a preview period. After the preview period is over, users on the other Windows 10 devices also are able to buy and install Office from the Windows Store.
If you have Office 365 Personal, Office 365 Home, Office 365 for Education Plus or Office 365 Education E5 plans, you can use Office in the Windows Store during the preview period on windows 10 S. After the preview period is over, other editions including Home & Student 2016 and Office Home & Business 2016 will be supported. The company added in 2018 Office 365 plans for business customers will be also supported.
There are some main differences on Office available from Windows Store when compared to the desktop suite. For instance, user will only be able to install 32-bit version of the Office apps from windows Store. Users cannot add COM add-ins, and OneNote app will be installed instead of the OneNote 2016 desktop version from the Windows Store.