www.office.com/setup Microsoft is sending emails to select Windows Insiders with Office 365 accounts to inform them that they are eligible to download and preview the Office 365 version of Office 365. This test expansion occurs after the company originally merged the applications Office 365 to the store. that a few months ago, then it was opened for those who bought new devices with Windows 10 S as the new Surface Laptop.
Today we receive this email around 6:00 p.m. ET, and details that the tests are currently done in a small invitation preview program. The email also reveals that this preliminary version of the Windows Store Office 365 applications can be installed on Windows 10 version 1703, OS Build 15063.153+ (Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education) or Windows Insider Preview build machines 16170 or higher.
More importantly, the email reveals that the preview does work with Windows 10 S, which can only download applications from the Windows Store. Other prerequisites for downloading include having an active subscription to Office 365 Personal or Office 365 Home as of July 1, 2017 and removing any existing Office installations.
Microsoft highlights the following benefits of previewing Office 365 from the Windows Store:
A cleaner uninstall. If you ever need to uninstall Office from the Store, all Office files and settings will be cleaned up completely.
Soft update process. Updates are installed in the background when Office is not running.
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The email provides tips on how to become Office Insider and details on how to set up the preview on a PC. Of course, email also includes steps to remove pre-existing versions of Office and direct download (and verification) links to Office 365 Personal or Office 365 Home applications in the Windows Store.
We tested the Office 365 staff preview on a Windows 10 S machine and successfully installed Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher and Access 2016. Each of the applications had a size of 1.2 GB, so make sure to release at least 10 -13GB in space if you plan to install. As one expects, the experience is very similar to that of standard Win32 Office 2003 desktop applications.
Considering how things have gone in the past, it can be assumed that once Microsoft is thinking about a wider version of these versions of the Office 365 Windows Store sometime in the future. Let us know if you have access to the Windows Store version of the Office 365 applications by sending us a comment below!