Microsoft has rolled out preview versions of touch-enabled Office apps for the forthcoming Windows 10 OS.
“Today, we’re excited to announce that Word, Excel and PowerPoint are now available for technical preview on PCs, laptops and tablets running the Windows 10 Technical Preview! In the coming weeks, we’ll open up our preview for the same apps on phones and tablets running Windows 10,” Microsoft said in a post on the Office blog.
“These “universal” Office apps are optimised for touch and mobile use and are a great way to take your work on the go, no keyboard or mouse required.”
Redmond has revealed that the touch-friendly versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel are now available for download to anyone who has installed the latest version of the Windows 10 technical preview on their laptop, tablets or PC. A number of important features of the Office apps including creating and editing files will be available to all users, while more features will be offered only to users with Office 365 subscriptions.
The software giant has promised to bring these apps over to smartphones and tablets running Windows 10 in the coming weeks.
The new Office for Windows 10, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote apps, is expected to launch in full sometime later this year.
The apps are currently available for download through the Windows Store beta application accessible from within the Windows 10 Technical Preview.