According to Neowin.net (one of the popular technology news website), Microsoft has made available its usually available the first “Centennial (Desktop Bridge) Office store applications in the Microsoft Store. These applications will be a part of Office 365 subscription. According to the website, the tech giant, Microsoft now provides Word 2016, Excel 2016, Access 2016 PowerPoint 2016, Publisher 2016 and Outlook 2016 in the Microsoft Store.
Please note that if you already have the Office desktop applications installed on your Windows 10 PC, you have to first uninstall them to view these new applications. The all new Desktop Bridge versions of the Microsoft Office applications are not similar to that of UWP or Universal Windows Platform versions of the apps that were earlier there in the store.
The company’s official gave a statement in 2017 that they are likely to reposition the Universal Windows Platform Office applications as Office Mobile applications, which is highly recommended for the tablets and phones. The devices (tablets and phones) with screen size less than 10.1 inches can take the advantage of the applications.
In the last summers Microsoft has launched preview of these applications for Windows 10S users and in that preview the company has made these exclusive Desktop Bridge applications available. The company referred to these applications as Office in the Windows Store Apps. The company’s executives then took decision to port the core Office applications by utilizing the Desktop Bridge for a number of reasons.
The first reason is they want to prove other software makers that implementing even complex Win32 applications to the store was feasible and worth in terms of upgradability and security. The executives also wanted to indicate that at some point, the Microsoft Store will be the sole vehicle through which the tech giant is planning to provide its Office applications available for download for its customers. The main goal of the Microsoft was to provide the Desktop bridge versions of its core Office applications available for purchase via the Store in the Fall of 2017.
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