Developed by Microsoft, Word was initially released under the name “Multi-Tool Word” on October 25, 1983 before being simplified to Microsoft Word. Copies of the word processing app were bundled in the November issue of the PC World magazine. Word for Windows 1.0 then arrived in 1989. Nowadays Microsoft Word is bundled in Microsoft 365, a cloud-powered subscription for a variety of Office apps and services.
Microsoft Word was released 40 years ago today.