Earlier we had reported that Microsoft had announced its Project Centennial, which helps developers bring their .Net and Win 32 apps to the Universal platform of Windows 10 via the Store. Currently the company is working on bringing its Office Apps by using the Project Centennial to the Windows Store.
The company seems to have been testing the porting of its Desktop Office Suite internally and we might see a launch of the Desktop Office apps on May 2nd. The apps are currently available in the Store but not with their official names rather with food related codenames as below:
- Word: Sandwich
- Excel: Soup
- Outlook: Bibimbap
- PowerPoint: Pasta
- Skype for Business: Tapas
- Visio: Salad
- Access: Stirfry
- OneNote: Quesadilla
- Project: Pizza
Microsoft is also planning to introduce the option of purchasing Office 365 subscriptions directly from the Store. These packages are currently listed with similar cookery-related names like Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Lunch includes Sandwich, Soup, Pasta, and Bibimbap, otherwise known as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
The Minimum system requirements for these apps to be download on the PC would be Windows 10 version 14969 or higher meaning users with the latest Windows 10 Creators update will be able to install and run the apps on their devices.
We expect Microsoft to make the Office Suite apps available for download for users on the Latest Windows 10 Creators Update on May 2nd. Currently there is no confirmation on the same hence users are advised to take the date with a pinch of salt. We will however update this article once we get an official confirmation on the launch date from the Redmond Giant.