Microsoft Will Include A Touch-Friendly Version Of Office With Windows 10 Phone, Small Tablets

Microsoft on Wednesday showed off new features that will be included in Windows 10, its next version of Windows.

One of the big things Microsoft will offer is the long-awaited touch version of Office for Windows. It will be included as part of Windows Phone as well as small Windows 10 tablets

Microsoft showed off a version of Word running on its phone. It uses the familiar “Ribbon” commands:

It showed a version of PowerPoint. You can project the presentation from your phone or tablet to a big screen.

Microsoft also showed off Outlook, its calendar and email app. These look the same as the PC version and will integrate with them.

There’s also a new Photo app and the “People” app, which manages contacts.

Microsoft is calling Office for Windows 10 an example of Microsoft’s new “Universal Apps” meaning that they look and work the same on any Windows 10 device you use.

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at