As part of their many Office announcements today, Microsoft has released a video b-roll showing touch-optimized Office apps, including Word and PowerPoint, running on a Surface Pro 3 tablet with Windows 10.

This video is the first time we have seen these apps actually running, as opposed to just a screenshot. The PowerPoint app is demoed with some touch-friendly user interfaces to support specific menu choices. Likewise, the Word app has the same UI, plus a way to select text via touch and to bring up photos.

Microsoft announced today these apps will be released alongside the Windows 10 launch in 2015. Aside from that, and the footage from the video, the company isn't offering any more information on these touch-themed Office apps at the moment.

Would you use touch-optimized versions of Office apps for Windows more than the current desktop apps and is mid-2015 too far off to matter? Let us know.

Source: Channel 9; via: Mary Jo Foley (Twitter)