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Microsoft delivers final Office for Windows 10 apps

Microsoft delivers final Office for Windows 10 apps

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Microsoft is shedding the preview tag from its Office for Windows 10 apps. Ahead of an official launch on July 29th, the software maker is delivering final versions to Windows 10 testers today. Not much has changed in the apps over the course of the five-month preview, but they're clearly more refined alongside the Windows 10 operating system they run on. While they will run on desktop PCs, Microsoft has named them mobile apps as they're primarily designed as touch-friendly applications for tablets and phones running Windows 10.

Office for Windows 10 apps are perfect for basic editing

If you only need Office for basic editing and authoring then these are perfect. They're lightweight, speedy, and very easy to use. Microsoft has integrated OneDrive deep into the experience, so you can edit documents from the cloud and pick up where you left off. During my testing of the preview versions I noticed that the spellcheck option didn't work correctly in Word Mobile, but that has been rectified for these final versions alongside other minor changes and bug fixes. Microsoft's Office for Windows 10 apps include Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, and OneNote.

While these latest Office for Windows 10 apps are no longer in preview, they're not really complete and finalized. Microsoft is taking a service approach to Windows 10 which will see regular, perhaps monthly, updates to the operating system and its associated apps. The Office for Windows 10 apps are part of a broader Office strategy at Microsoft and will also be regularly updated.