A few days ago, Microsoft decided to publish its Office application components as a separate product list in the Microsoft Store. In other words, if the entire Office suite is not needed, users can download Word, Excel, and PowerPoint directly from the Microsoft Store as separate applications.
The change discovered on January 1 seems to have taken effect for everyone in Windows 11, but on the other hand, not all users currently see the install button. Most likely, the promotion is underway, so I look forward to Microsoft’s official announcement later this week.
At the same time, the Microsoft Store is slowly becoming the preferred destination for anyone who wants to install applications in a convenient and straightforward manner on Windows 11. For example, the store now allows third-party browsers to use their own engines.
This change has been warmly welcomed by other companies in the market, including Mozilla and Opera, which have already launched their browsers on the Microsoft Store. You can search for new Microsoft Office standalone applications in the store by using their abbreviations (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).