Two weeks ago we shared our plans to introduce new, Universal Office apps for Windows 10 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, that can be installed on PCs, tablets and phones. Today, we’re excited to announce that Word, Excel and PowerPoint are now available for technical preview on PCs, laptops and tablets running the Windows 10 Technical Preview! In the coming weeks, we’ll open up our preview for the same apps on phones and tablets running Windows 10.
It’s three years too late, but we’re finally – finally – getting proper, non-preview, non-beta, fully functional and grown-up Metro applications.
About the only Office app I use now days is Outlook. Would be cool if I could sync mail/calendar/contacts/rules across devices, using a regular IMAP account.
That last part is key – I don’t want to have to sign up for an account on a mail server run by some giant corporation. Mainly because I have my own domain with 50+ email addresses/aliases set up already.
Searching for the apps in the Store (beta) doesn’t find them. I had to track down the links which were removed from the original blog post, and use Internet Explorer to click the links to take me to the correct location within the Microsoft Store (Beta) app.
Here the links I used:
Modern UI. Metro was never an official name and was obviously dropped.