Back in June Apple made a big deal about how it was changing things about the Mac App Store to bring in more apps that previously weren’t able to enter the store or who (like BBEdit and Panic’s apps) had been in the store but then left.
Here’s another example, as Apple has announced the arrival of Microsoft Office in the Mac App Store:
Today, Office 365 is available for the first time on the Mac App Store, making it easier than ever for Mac users to download Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and the whole suite of Microsoft’s popular apps. Users can also purchase a subscription for Office 365 from within the apps, so they can get up and running instantly.
The apps are all free, as they are elsewhere. After a one-month trial period you need to subscribe to Office 365 to keep using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. If you get Office from the App Store, apparently you can either log in to your existing Office 365 account or use Apple’s in-app purchase system to subscribe to Office 365 from within the apps.