Microsoft and Apple today announced the release of Office 365 for Mac on the App Store. Office apps have been available for the Mac for a while, though only some of the apps were available directly from the Mac App Store.
With today’s release, Office 365 subscribers will be able to download these apps directly from the App Store. And while that will make installing the apps really easy, it will also mean you will get to update the apps via the App Store. And that’s a massive change for sure — the updating experience for Office apps have been pushy, annoying, and terrible, so getting these updates via the App Store will make things much less painful.
You can also choose to download the entire suite of apps or download specific apps separately. Nice.
Although Microsoft announced the release of Office 365 on the Mac App Store, Apple also had its own press release. “We are excited to welcome Microsoft Office 365 to the all new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave. Apple and Microsoft have worked together to bring great Office productivity to Mac users from the very beginning. Now, with Office 365 on the Mac App Store, it’s easier than ever to get the latest and best version of Office 365 for Mac, iPad, and iPhone.” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.