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Microsoft Office is an office suite of applications, servers, and services developed by Microsoft. It was first announced by Bill Gates on 1 August 1988 at COMDEX in Las Vegas. The first version of Office, released on 19 November 1990, contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Over the years, more applications have been added to the suite and the applications have been more unified.

The current version of Office is Microsoft Office 2016, which was released on 22 September 2015. Microsoft Office 2019 is expected to be released 1 October 2018, however.

History

Main article: History of Microsoft Office

Versions

macOS

Applications

Desktop

Unless stated otherwise, desktop apps are available for Windows and macOS.

Mobile

  • Office Lens – an image scanner optimized for mobile devices.
  • Office Remote – turns the mobile device into a remote control for desktop versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Server

Online

  • Office Online
    • Word Online
    • Excel Online
    • PowerPoint Online
    • OneNote Online
    • Outlook.com – a free webmail service
    • Docs.com – a public document sharing service where Office users can upload and share Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sway and PDF files for others to discover and use.
    • OneDrive – a file hosting service that allows users to sync files and later access them from a web browser or mobile device.
    • Office Sway – a presentation web app
    • Delve – allows Office 365 users to search and manage their emails, meetings, contacts, social networks and documents stored on OneDrive or Sites in Office 365.
    • Office Forms – n online survey creator, available for Office 365 Education subscribers
    • Microsoft Bookings – an appointment booking application for Office 365
    • Microsoft Planner – a planning application for Office 365
    • Office 365 Video – a video sharing service for enterprise users with an Office 365 Academic or Enterprise license