Microsoft is testing a new feature that brings Edge and Office closer together. First spotted by Leo Varela, the latest version of Edge Canary now includes an Office side panel. The feature provides shortcuts to the most popular Office web apps, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It also has buttons for Outlook, OneDrive, Teams, and OneNote.
At the top of the panel, Microsoft highlights that people can use Office apps for free on Edge. Of course, anyone can use the Office web apps for free on any browser. Some Office users may be unaware of the option to use the productivity suite for free, so the side panel could serve as a quick heads up.
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