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I wouldn't be surprised if the whole thing were to be rewritten in JS/TS because their goal is to give you a full experience that competes with Google Docs by the sound of it. It also appears to me that just like they ditched updating Windows versions they're just going to have 'Office 365' aka it always updates, no more versions (externally).

Their online product is already on par or better than Google Docs, right now.

Only thing I can think is that they are trying to unify the UI code base across devices, and React is seemingly the winner there at this point.

Interesting that they also appear to be ditching the Ribbon for a simpler UI as well: https://www.engadget.com/amp/2018/06/13/microsoft-office-ui-...

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