Microsoft Office will soon be easier to use from anywhere. The company previews its universal Office apps for Windows 10 phones this month.
The apps adapt for many display sizes and work especially well with touch screens. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote come pre-installed free on Windows 10-based phones. On other phones, they’re available for download.
For convenience, commands and controls have moved to the bottom of the screen. This change “makes all the difference,” says Jared Spataro, manager for the Office marketing team.
More improvements are on their way. The Windows desktop apps for Office 2016 provide a new search tool, new data visualization for Excel, and Data Loss Prevention features, among other innovations.