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Universal touch-optimized Office apps available to everyone on July 29

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The touch-first Office apps will exit the Preview stage for the Windows 10 launch

The touch-first versions of the Office apps will be generally available on July 29 – on the same date when Microsoft releases Windows 10.

These universal Office apps have been designed for touch devices, primarily for phones and tablets, but still can be used on a traditional Desktop PC. Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and OneNote are light, fast and touch-friendly apps, which will be available for free on any device running Windows 10.

The touch variants of the Office apps are already available to Windows Insiders – those running preview builds of Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile. On July 29, the suite of universal Office apps will exit the preview stage and will be available to anyone from the Windows 10 Store.

In addition to touch apps, Microsoft is working on a full-featured Office suite for Desktop – Windows and Mac. Office 2016 will be generally available this fall.

Source: ZDNet