View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. What Is
June 30, 2016updated 10 Jan 2017 3:44pm

What is Office?

Another member of the Microsoft family explained.

By Joao Lima

Office, or in its full form, Microsoft Office, is one of Microsoft’s main products that offers programs such as Word, Excel and more.

This is an office suite, which means that the product is a family of different software services that help people do their work.

It was launched in November 1990, is available in 102 languages and is written in C++.

Unsurprisingly, it is mostly compatible with Microsoft’s Windows OS, however, versions of the software are available for Apple products and others.

You can find an in-depth look at what Office offers on the next page.

The main application in Office is Microsoft Word, a word processor software that allows consumers and businesses to write text and format it from letters’ colours to font styles.

In addition, Microsoft has released services like Excel, one of the most famous spreadsheet software in the world and Microsoft Power Point used for the creation of presentations.

The Office package also includes other products like Outlook, OneNote, Entourage, Sway, Publisher, Skype, Project, Visio, SharePoint Designer, Lens, Remote, etc.

Content from our partners
Scan and deliver
GenAI cybersecurity: "A super-human analyst, with a brain the size of a planet."
Cloud, AI, and cyber security – highlights from DTX Manchester

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU