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Microsoft has announced that the cloud-based version of its Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft 365, will be ported to a single desktop and mobile application.
The move is part of a larger rebrand of Microsoft Office to Microsoft 365.
What to expect
The change is set to be available to all Microsoft 365 users across enterprise, education and personal subscription packages and was announced at the company’s annual Ignite event.
Microsoft will and will bring an end to the Office.com web portal from November 2022. The existing Microsoft Office apps on desktop and mobile Will be phased out in January 2023.
Starting with Office 2019 the apps will be combined into a single application that users can access through the cloud.
Existing users will not have to do anything to update to the new app, and will still keep their account configurations. Additionally, Microsoft teased a raft of new features that will be coming to the existing Microsoft 365 apps before being ported over. These include the My Content hub - a central location for all content created by or shared with an individual.
Additionally, a new custom tagging system and feed will recommend content to business users based on who they work with and what they commonly work on together. This will allow them to organise content as they see fit.
A Brighter Future
Microsoft 365 has been praised for the savvy business move by removing all the old ways of accessing the service. This has sidestepped the problem of encouraging users to adopt the new way of accessing the service.
The new Microsoft 365 app is designed to streamline work and deliver an enhanced customer experience.