Microsoft Office 365 has made its long-anticipated debut on Apple’s Mac App Store.
As first announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference last year, albeit a little later than the promised date of the end of 2018, Apple users can now download Office 365 and the signature apps such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel directly from the app store. The apps are the same as the ones currently available in the Microsoft Store, but are packaged more conveniently in the Mac App Store.
“We are excited to welcome Microsoft Office 365 to the all new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave,” Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing said in a statement. “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.”
After downloading the programs, users can sign up for Office 365 within the apps. As The Verge notes, the main benefit is the automatic updates from the Mac App Store, instead of having to use Microsoft’s update tool.