Where is the Microsoft Store version of Office 365 Home?

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So, what is up with the Windows Store version of Office, and is there a way to re-download and install that version not the click to run one? Has Microsoft discontinued the store version hence the redirection to the click-to-run version on the Office website?

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6 responses to “Where is the Microsoft Store version of Office 365 Home?”

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    coeus89

    They have discontinued it. It is now download only.

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      ph-sth

      In reply to coeus89:

      Oddly, I bought a new PC last month and the Store version downloaded automatically. Surprised me.

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      Dan1986ist

      In reply to coeus89:

      By download only, referring to the click-to-run version from the office website?

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      hrlngrv

      In reply to coeus89:

      Implying the MSFT Store doesn't provide any benefits for MSFT selling its own premier application software. What Windows ISV for Win32 software should bother trying to use the MSFT Store?

      I didn't realize it was gone from the Store. I had installed Office from the Store on my VM which I use for Windows 10 Insider builds, but then I opted into the Office Insider program too on that VM, and Office had reverted to standard Win32 software, meaning installed under Program Files. I figured that was because the Store couldn't handle frequent releases of Office Insider builds.

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    Paul Thurrott

    I've asked Microsoft to explain this.

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    Paul Thurrott

    According to Microsoft, this was revealed back in May (I'm still looking for that). They said:


    "People will continue to be able to find Office in the Store. If the Office image isn’t already preinstalled, they will be directed to https://account.microsoft.com/to install it."

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