New MS Office app rolling out


For most law firms, Microsoft's Office suite of applications is where work gets done. If you use multiple Office apps or work on different computers in different places (say a desktop at the office and a laptop while traveling), keeping track of your work can be a challenge.

Last month, Microsoft announced the impending roll-out of its new Office app for Windows 10. It will be available for free in the Microsoft Store if you have an Office 365 subscription (which you should). The new app will replace the current My Office app and incorporates features from the web site. 

Microsoft learned that more than 40% of its Office 365 web users start their work by visiting They wanted to bring the best features of that experience to Windows 10 in the form of an app. The app will let you:

  • Quickly switch between apps. See all your Office apps in one place and switch between them with a single click.
  • Get back into your work. Jump to your most recently used documents, pinned documents, and documents shared with you—whether they’re on your local machine or stored in OneDrive or SharePoint.
  • Find what you need. With Microsoft Search integrated prominently, you can quickly find the apps, documents, people, and sites you need to get your work done.

Office 365 is an incredible bargain for law firms. Make the most of the many benefits that come with an Office 365 subscription by having one consolidated place to access your Office apps and documents.

Scott Bassett

Written by Scott Bassett

One of the biggest priorities for us at Affinity is to consistently connect with and educate our clients. Scott is the person who makes that happen. Month in and month out, Scott, as editor of our newsletter, herds the proverbial cats to gather timely and relevant news to share with our network of clients and contacts. Writing, editing, brainstorming content – Scott does it all. And he does it beautifully thanks to his deep knowledge of law and understanding of what information helps legal professionals. Scott has been a practicing attorney since 1981 and has dabbled in providing technology consulting for law firms. He has taught at the University of Michigan, Wayne State, and continues to teach at Stetson University College of Law.

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