Microsoft Office Officially Released on the Mac App Store

As of today, you can now download Microsoft Office onto your Mac via the Mac App Store. This was first announced at WWDC 2018 by Apple. 

The Microsoft apps that are now available on the Mac App Store are Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. However, previously, Microsoft had OneDrive and OneNote on the Mac App Store before the Microsoft Office release today.

Before today, Mac users could get Microsoft Office through Microsoft, whether it was on a disc back in the day, or in today’s society, with a digital code.

With that said, although downloading the apps is free, you must have an Office 365 account in order to get all of the features available in Microsoft Office and its apps. The good news is that this can all be done through the Mac App Store now.

Here are the following versions of Office 365 and their prices:

  • Office 365 Personal: $69.99
  • Office 365 Home: $99.99
  • Office 365 Solo: $119.99

These prices are all subscription-based and that they renewed yearly and can be renewed yearly through iTunes. Microsoft Office has been available on the iPhone and iPad through Office 365 too for the same subscriptions prices as listed above.

“We are excited to welcome Microsoft Office 365 to the all new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Apple and Microsoft have worked together to bring great Office productivity to Mac users from the very beginning. Now, with Office 365 on the Mac App Store, it’s easier than ever to get the latest and best version of Office 365 for Mac, iPad and iPhone.”

To get Microsoft Office for the Mac through the Mac App Store, simply open the Mac App Store app and search for Microsoft Office. From there, the apps should appear and if you want to, you can even view them from the Microsoft Corporation developer page.

David Becker
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