Early on Tuesday, Microsoft and their office team released additional information related to the expansion of the Microsoft Office and Sharepoint Store. This addition by the company includes more stores and support for additional languages as the company expands its Office business globally.
By announcing that the Office and Sharepoint store would expand to more than 22 different new markets and additional worldwide languages, developers now have new markets to share their programs with customers. This addition, gives Office a more global approach and than ever before.
22 New Markets and Language Support
The expansion of the Microsoft Office and Sharepoint store gives global customers the availability to use products around the world. The language support for French, German, Spanish and Japanese. Countries with new storefronts include Australia, Canada, the UK, Japan, India, South Africa, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, Belgium and Switzerland gives more customers the ability to use Office and Sharepoint in all new ways.
Power BI Launches for Office 365
In addition to the markets and language support, Microsoft announced the Power BI suite to the Office platform. This Office BI support gives businesses the business intelligence to visualize data, analyze their information, and gain useful information about their data in all new ways. The Power BI won’t be available until later this year, but is available with the Office subscription or separately.
Future of Office Is Global
The release of the additional markets and languages means that the Office platform via the subscription method is working, and developers are making money via the Office and Sharepoint store. It gives more ammunition to these methods of sharing Office around the globe and gives global customers brand new ways to experience Microsoft Office in emerging and rural markets around the world.
This latest announcement by Microsoft gives customers and businesses around the world the ability to use Office more efficiently. The introduction of a business intelligence tool also helps them analyze their data effectively and gives them reasons to continue to use Microsoft. As Microsoft heavily relies upon Office as their cash cow, it gives business users more reasons not to use the free Google Docs as well.