Office Store is open for business now
Microsoft announced Office 2013
preview on July 17 and since then there has been a flood of topics on Office
2013. We introduced
Office 2013 section on C# Corner. On Office 2013 section,
several members have already contributing articles on Word 2013, Excel 2013 and
even Access 2013.
One of the new features introduced in Office 2013 is the Office
Store. I am sure you have heard of Windows Store in Windows 8 where you can buy
and sell Windows 8 apps. This is exactly same as Apple iTunes where we can buy
and sell iPhone and iPad apps. The difference here is, these apps will be
installed on your Windows 8 PC.
Office 2013 allows developers to build Office app and they can
sell these Office apps on the Office Store. I am still unsure why Microsoft
would want Office Store different than Windows Store. This is just confusing to
have too many stores. They should have just had one store and let it filter
based on where users are coming from and what they are looking for. For
example, if I am coming from a Word 2013 document to the store, I should see
Windows Store displaying Office related apps only.
Anyway, I am going off the topic. Let's get back to the Office
The Office Store is now open and you can download and install
To test it out, you must have Office 2013 Preview installed on
As a matter of fact, I am writing this article in Word 2013. To
launch and browse the Office Store, click on the INSERT tab at the tab bar and then click on Apps for Office icon.
By default, you will see a list of Featured apps. You can simply
double clock on any of the app to install it.
When you double click on an app, you will be sent to the Online
Office Store where you will see an Add button (in green) and if the app is a
paid or free.
In my next article, I will demonstrate how to download, install
and start using your app within a Word 2013 document.
Check out Office 2013 section on
C# Corner to learn more about Office 2013.