The launched Office app store is similar to the Windows Store and offers easy access to plug-ins and extensions.
Announcing the store SharePoint product manager Vivek Narasimhan wrote in a blog post: “We know our users spend an incredible amount of time using the Microsoft Office suite.”
“We also know that many critical tools and many critical information sources live on the web or in applications outside of Office. We’ve built the store so you could integrate the very best of the web with the powerful features of Office and SharePoint,” he added.
The American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, said, “Users can learn more about apps in the store acquire them, and start using them straight away. All apps that are listed on the Store get extensively validated so users can trust them.”
Users who has a Microsoft account and the preview version of Office are allowed to download apps from the released Office Store.