It is not yet clear how much Microsoft Office will sell at retail outlets in India.
But it has already sold a few thousand office suites at its Microsoft Office Online portal in India, which was acquired in December.
Microsoft’s office suite sales have slowed over the last couple of years as customers switch to apps like Google Docs and Salesforce.com, which make it easier for them to collaborate with others, but also make it easy for people to download and use Office Online on mobile devices.
Microsoft Office Online was the fastest growing platform in India in 2017, with nearly 50% of all office suites sold in the country in the first three months of 2018, according to IDC.
Microsoft plans to bring the Office Online app to India in the second quarter of 2020, and has partnered with the country’s biggest online retailing company to bring it to the market by the end of 2020.
The company also plans to expand Office 365 and Office 365 Business Premium services in India over the next two years.
Microsoft will sell its Office 365 subscription service through the Office portal, which has been available for about a year now.
Microsoft plans to offer other products and services through its portal in the coming years, said an official at the company.
The Office 365 service will come in two flavors: an online service and a standalone product.
The standalone product will be offered through the portal, while the online service will be available through the Windows Store.
Microsoft said in its earnings call on Thursday that it would release more details about its plans to roll out Office in India soon.
The firm did not say how much it expects to sell Office in the Indian market.