Microsoft to integrate Office with Windows 10 in the future updates

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is behind us. The second major update for Windows 10 caused a huge hype that lasted a few weeks upon its release, but as things in the IT world go at the speed of light, people have already started talking about future major updates.

You probably already know that next major updates for Windows 10 are called (for now) Redstone 2, and Redstone 3, but we still don’t know much about them. In fact, the only thing about these updates we know so far is that Microsoft will release them in 2017.

Although Microsoft have already started pushing Redstone 2 builds to Windows Insiders, the company still has to announce new features that will arrive with the third major update for Windows 10. Until a few days ago, we didn’t know anything about potential Redstone 2 features, but now, there’s at least some indication.

Windows Central’s Zac Bowden claims that he managed to find some early concepts of one of Redstone 2 or Redstone 3’s features. That feature is called an Office Hub, which will serve as a medium for better integration between Windows 10 and Office.

The Office Hub should give eligible users easier access to their Office files and documents. It would serve as a revamped version of OneDrive or SharePoit, available right from the user interface. So, users will be able to edit their documents, check their emails, and more from one window.

There are two possible places for the Office Hub in future versions of Windows. It could be integrated with Cortana, and accessible from the virtual assistant’s window, but it might also have its own icon in the taskbar. If Microsoft decides to place the Office Hub icon in the taskbar, it would open in a Cortana-like UI, that most of users are already familiar with.

office hub windows 10

That’s not all, as Microsoft is looking for more ways to integrate Office with other features of Windows 10, like the Action Center, Microsoft Edge, and Cortana itself.

Once again, none of this is confirmed by Microsoft yet. These are just the earliest concepts of the alleged future Office integration with Windows 10. So, we don’t know when these features will arrive (Redstone 2 or Redstone 3), and if Microsoft will change anything. However, since the next major update for Windows 10 is still far, changes are very likely to happen.

Tell us in the comments, what do you think about Office integration with Windows 10, and do you find it useful?

RELATED STORIES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT:

For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patended Technologies (requires upgrade).

Next up

Best Windows 10 antivirus software to use in 2018

By: Radu Tyrsina
7 minute read

Update – 2018 will soon come to an end and we already have a guide on what is the best antivirus you should get in […]

Continue Reading

These features are out for good with Windows 10 version 1809

iamsovy@gmail.com' By: Sovan Mandal
2 minute read

Microsoft is all set to launch its next big update, Windows 10 version 1809 in October. While that should be a nice piece of news […]

Continue Reading

Windows 10 18H2 builds no longer receive new features

By: Matthew Adams
3 minute read

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (otherwise 18H2) rollout might now be two to three weeks away. For the last few months, new build previews […]

Continue Reading

Discussions