Microsoft is reportedly discontinuing help for its Workplace apps on Chromebook. A brand new report states that the corporate desires Chromebook customers to transition to Net variations of those apps. This determination shall be integrated in mid-September and whereas the apps won’t be supported by Microsoft anymore they are going to proceed to perform. Chromebook customers can obtain Microsoft’s Workplace apps from the Google Play retailer and use all their options, although the Net expertise with Microsoft 365 service gives extra performance.
In accordance with an e mail assertion cited by TechCrunch, Microsoft said that beginning September 18, Microsoft apps shall be transitioned to Net experiences for Chromebook customers. This implies after September 18, Microsoft will cease supporting Workplace apps reminiscent of Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook, so they won’t be up to date or optimised additional. As an alternative, Microsoft desires Chromebook customers to change to the Net variations of those apps for “probably the most optimised expertise”.
The assertion reportedly reads, “In an effort to offer probably the most optimised expertise for Chromebook prospects, Microsoft apps (Workplace and Outlook) shall be transitioned to net experiences (Workplace.com and Outlook.com) on September 18, 2021”.
With the Net expertise, Microsoft desires Chromebook customers to maneuver to Microsoft 365 service, which gives extra performance over particular person apps. TechCrunch additionally factors out that the Net strategy is best optimised for bigger screens than the apps. It additionally states that mobiles and tablets will proceed to be supported with Workplace apps.
Moreover, Chromebook customers can proceed to make use of the Workplace apps until September 18 and even past, although they won’t be supported by Microsoft anymore. This implies they won’t obtain future updates or new options.
Microsoft has additionally shared steps for utilizing Workplace on a Chromebooks by way of Net. You will want a Microsoft account or any account related along with your Microsoft 365 subscription.