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MS Office is now available in Apple

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 28, 2019, 12:05 am IST
Updated : Jan 28, 2019, 12:05 am IST

Apple has finally added Microsoft Office to the Mac App Store.

The new collaboration wraps the subscription process into an integrated Mac experience.
 The new collaboration wraps the subscription process into an integrated Mac experience.

Apple has finally added Microsoft Office to the Mac App Store. The package will include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Microsoft sells Office 365 subscriptions as a package of applications, one of the features that Apple brought specifically in working with Microsoft as it was mandatory in order to bring Office 365 to the Mac App Store. According to Microsoft, it didn’t want to alter the experience by forcing customers to download each one individually as until now, customers could directly go to Microsoft or another retail outlet to subscribe to the same bundle. The new collaboration also wraps the subscription process into an integrated Mac experience where installation and updates all happen in a way one expects with macOS. Though the financial arrangements between the two companies are still not known completely, in the standard split for subscriptions, the company gets 70 per cent of the price the first year with Apple getting 30 per cent for hosting fees. That changes to an 85/15 split in subsequent years.

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