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On Microsoft Office Support website: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/uninstall-office-for-mac-eefa1199-5b58-43af-8a3d-b73dc1a8cae3 the last step of uninstallation of Office recommends restarting the computer. Is there any real reason behind that? Why would application removal require a restart? That's something that I connect more with Windows world, where I remember some applications required me to restart the computer after I removed them.

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    If your Office is still installed, could you run the following command: launchctl list | grep -i microsoft and include the result within your original question. My hypothesis is that the Office installer fired a daemon and to be religiously sure it is stopped, Microsoft advised to restart MacOS X. (I haven't Office installed and I can't test it myself). – daniel Azuelos Jan 26 at 12:38
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    I aready installed Office from Mac App Store. That's why I wanted to uninstall my previous installation in the first place - it wasn't from the store, it had its own updater, etc. – Loreno Jan 27 at 9:42
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    Please add this key information within your original question (edit it). – daniel Azuelos Jan 27 at 11:11
  • Can I ask a question? If you already had Office365 installed, why would you switch it to the MAS? – Marc Wilson Jan 28 at 16:10
  • @Marc Wilson what is MAS? – Loreno Jan 29 at 17:58

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