Windows 10’s touch-friendly Office apps ditch their ‘preview’ status

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When Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 in two weeks, the company will also introduce touch-friendly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps in the Windows Store. But the Office suite is actually ready a little early, as the preview versions for Windows 10 testers ditched their "preview" status in an update pushed out Wednesday.

The apps are still marked "Preview" in the Windows Store, but the update pushed out to current testers removes that designation.

This doesn’t mean these are the locked-in-stone final versions for the touchy, feely Office apps, as that designation makes little sense in a mobile-style app market like the Windows Store. Microsoft intends to continue to add regular refinements and feature updates to the Office suite meant for use on tablets and smartphones.

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