Microsoft is making its Office suite available on Apple’s Mac App Store today. The software giant initially promised to bring Office applications to the Mac App Store before the end of 2018, and after a short delay, they’re finally here. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive are altogether included as a part of the Microsoft Office 365 application bundle, and you’ll require an Office 365 subscription to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
The applications are same versions that have been previously available to Mac owners through Microsoft’s very own site, yet they’re currently neatly packaged in the Mac App Store. The biggest benefit of this is the Office applications will be automatically updated through the App Store, rather than Microsoft’s separate AutoUpdate (MAU) tool that is typically used to update Office for Mac.
Apple additionally welcomed Microsoft’s addition to the Mac App Store today. “We are eager to greet Microsoft Office 365 to the all-new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave,” says Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing. “Apple and Microsoft have worked together to bring great Office productivity to Mac users from the very beginning. Presently, with Office 365 on the Mac App Store, it’s easier than ever to get the most recent and best version of Office 365 for Mac, iPad and iPhone.”
Microsoft is offering a one-month trial of Office 365, after which you’ll need to select Office 365 Personal at $69.99 per year ($6.99 every month) or Office 365 Home at $99.99 per year ($9.99 per month). Office 365 Home spreads Office apps for up to six users on PC or Mac, and both subscriptions come with an additional 1TB of OneDrive stockpiling per user and an hour of Skype calls every month.