Microsoft Office on Mojave's Mac App Store.

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by Populus, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Populus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2012
    Valencia, Spain.
    Apparently, the Microsoft Office suite is coming to the Mac App Store.
    I wanted to create this thread to gather all the information, experiences and updates about the Mac App Store version of the app.

    And to start, I wanted to ask two questions:

    - Will the regular Microsoft Office 2016 (the non-subscription version) come to the Mac App Store as well?
    - When will be the Office apps available on the Mac App Store? Only for Mojave Mac App Store?

    You can ask more questions regarding Office on Mac App Store here in this thread.
    If requested, I'll make this post a WiKi, for everyone to keep this info up to date.

    See you community!
  2. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    I use O365 and own copies of the perpetual version of O2016. MS has made the perpetual version of 02019 available to some commercial customers for Win10. I've been told by my MS rep that the next perpetual (read: stand alone licensed copy) - Office 2019 - will be their last before transitioning to a full subscription model in either 2021/2022 with O2019 getting the standard 5+2 support. I've also been told that the perpetual licensed copy with both not have an upgrade path from earlier versions (definitely, just as there was no upgrade path from 2011/2013 to 2016) and will not be available on either the MS Store or the MAS (almost definitely). Timeline for the next version to drop is around late October/early November. My 2¢.
  3. Martyimac, Jun 4, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018

    Martyimac macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2009
    S. AZ.
    I tried the owned copy of Office 2016 and it was AWFUL. Couldn't even print an envelope from Word 2011, Outlook was a constant issue with Cox once they revamped their email servers. Personally I found it untenable. Found that LibreOffice COULD print that exact same envelope correctly and have shifted everything over to that.
    This is just FYI for those wanting to shift to 16/365. Your mileage may differ.
  4. jacg macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2003
    Are there certain requirements for MAS apps to meet? Does this mean office apps would get support for tabs, versions and other modern macOS features the i miss every time I have to use these apps.
  5. joker00 macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2011

    It was probably awful because of the obvious problem.
  6. Martyimac macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2009
    S. AZ.
    Not sure what the obvious problem is. I can tell you that all previous versions of office have worked well on my macs.
  7. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    Well. I am pretty sure I will never subscribe to software. If Office 2019 is the last than that’s my version for years to come.
  8. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040


    Mar 6, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    Microsoft (I'm guessing).
  9. cmaier macrumors G4

    Jul 25, 2007
    There are certain requirements, but not those. They mostly mandate what you cannot do. They don’t mandate that you take advantage of particular sdk’s.
  10. verdejt macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2011
    Central Florida
    If you work for a school district and they use Office365 you should be able to get a personal license for 5 computers. I work for a school district and get 5 licenses of Office for my Macs.

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