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Microsoft Office now available on Chromebooks via Google Play

Microsoft office apps Microsoft Office Finally Arrives on Chromebooks Everywhere
June Sullivan | 30 Ноября, 2017, 14:02

Are you happy to find out Microsoft Office is available on Chromebooks? On the other hand, the Office productivity suite was not available on Chrome OS, which was a deal-breaker for users who were dependent on it.

Android app support arrived on Chromebooks well over a year ago although the rollout wasn't exactly universal. However, a report from ZDNet states that Microsoft Office has been accessible from the beta version of the Play Store to some Chromebook users. It's the same catch that has always existed for Office users, as Microsoft classifies anything smaller than 10.1 as mobile, but it's still worth mentioning in case Chromebook enthusiasts were hoping to use Word on their 2-in-1 for free.

Neither Microsoft nor Google have had anything official to say about this just yet, and we don't know for certain that it is open to every Chromebook product, but this does so far seem to be the case (and Microsoft had been working on wider support). They could even spontaneously disappear on some devices. Users of the Samsung Chromebook Pro, Acer Chromebook 15, and Acer C771 have all reported seeing the app available for their devices. However, it's worth noting that all the Office apps have worked since the beginning on Google's Pixelbook.

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Microsoft Office apps are now finally supported by Chrome OS, which powers Chromebooks such as Google's Pixelbook.

While most people are probably buying Chromebooks to use Google's suite of online services, having a fully-offline capable copy of Office is a handy thing to have in the tool chest. It's because Microsoft Office support is important for users who rely on it for work or school purposes.

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