Technical preview for Universal Office apps released


Microsoft has launched the technical preview of the Universal Office apps which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote that can be installed in PCs, tablets and phones.

Presently the preview is only available to PCs, laptops and tablets running on Windows 10 Technical Preview, but the company has announced that it will releasing the apps for phones and tablets running Windows 10 soon.

Microsoft has created touch-optimised versions of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote and Outlook which is designed to provide similar working experience across all devices.

The company also announced that the new Office apps will be pre-loaded on the devices powered by Windows 10 and will be available for free.

Microsoft added numerous new features with the new Windows 10, including the ability for users to collaborate in real time and share a single document.

The company also added ‘Insights for Office’ feature which will help users to extract additional resources like images and web references from Bing.

Excel also consists of spreadsheets; analysis data, and charts while the Ink Tools in PowerPoint will allow users to explain slides in real time.

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