I was asked recently about removing the Office Hub from Windows 10. That’s this icon which can be found in the start menu.
I don’t know why you would pro-actively remove this, but someone somewhere will want to do it so here we are. I couldn’t find a way to stop it from being installed in the first instance, it’s part of the Office/M365 Apps install nowadays. I also couldn’t find a policy to control or hide it. So that leaves you with the option to remove it, which of course needs to be done post-install. The good news is it’s a PowerShell one-liner.
Get-AppxPackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub | Remove-AppxPackage
Be aware that if you upgrade, it’s likely to re-appear so if you’re using Microsoft Endpoint Manager then a nice option would be a proactive remediation to detect and remove. Also consider your start menu layout if you’re applying one as it will create a hole in the layout.
That’s it, quick and easy.