Microsoft's new Office Hub appears for Windows Insiders

Among the more annoying and useless apps that come pre-installed on Windows 10 are Get Office and Get Skype. The latter is no longer necessary, since there's now a UWP Skype Preview app that comes with the Anniversary Update, but Get Office is still there, and it's still pretty terrible. In fact, it doesn't even uninstall itself after you use it to get Office.

But Windows Insiders are receiving an update today where the app becomes Get Office (Beta), marking the first real change to the app since its inception. The new app brings the rumored Office Hub, and as you can see from the image above, you can use it to manage your Office 365 account.

You'll also be able to use the app to install various Office applications.

Sadly though, this image is a bit misleading. It doesn't directly install them from the app; instead, it takes you to a website where you can download them. In other words, Office 365 subscribers still don't have the option to install these apps on their own; you'll still have to install the suite. Of course, it's a beta, so it very well may be included in a future update.

The homepage of the app will show you your recent documents, offering quick shortcuts to open them in their respective apps.

Of course, if you click "Show more", you'll be directed to a full page of your recent documents.

One thing that feels odd about Get Office (Beta) is that it's impossible to make it full screen. Even switching the PC to tablet mode will leave it in a window that won't get any larger than the one that you see.

While it's entirely possible that Microsoft could release this app for non-Insiders on the Anniversary Update, all rumors have indicated that this is something that it's saving for the Creators Update, which is due to arrive in early 2017. It's also in beta, so we'll likely see more features for the app between now and then.

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