Microsoft has decided to port Office 365 to Chromebooks.z
Last month, Chromebook users discovered that it would be possible to run Microsoft Office 365 on some of their hardware. Specifically, the following models:
- Samsung Chromebook Pro
- Acer C771
- Acer Chromebook 15
Of course, it was previously possible to run lightweight web versions of Microsoft Office 365 like PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and OneNote. Then, Office officially started supporting Android as a workable platform, which was also completely functional on Chrome OS. Now, however, users are getting the real deal.
Currently, there are in excess of 120 million users who use Microsoft Office 365. They make up 10 per cent of the total Office userbase. In 2016, Skyhigh conducted a study revealing that more than 90 per cent of businesses with at least 100 users have Microsoft Office 365 installed. Usage by employees within enterprises grew by over 320 per cent.
In fact, Microsoft Office was a huge motivator to keep on using Windows as their enterprise OS of choice, and now, Chrome OS users will also be able to enjoy Office software. You will be able to do so without installing any kind of additional software. All you need to do is visit the Play Store, pay the $70 yearly license, and off you go.
Chrome OS, in general, is regarded as being simple to use and secure, as cybersecurity updates are being pushed out every six weeks. Also, Chromebooks are rather affordable, since it’s possible to get one for just a couple of hundred bucks.