Microsoft launches Office Online

Microsoft launches Office Online

Troubled software giant Microsoft has announced Office Online – a new online service that is built upon the already existing Office Web Apps. In fact Office Online is a rebranded version of Office Web Apps and according to Microsoft the name change was warranted by the fact that the old name was a bit confusing to end users.

“We heard from customers that the inclusion of Apps in our name was confusing. Are they something I install? Do I go to an app store to get them? No, to use them all you need is a web browser. Ah! You say. So it’s like Office, online. Yes, exactly. Office Online,” it said.

Office Online comes with several important applications such as Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online and OneNote Online but this is not everything as the new software comes with a new start screen that allows users to create new documents, presentations, spreadsheets or send e-mail messages from Outlook.com with just a few mouse clicks.

“A lot of you don’t know that we have an online version of Office because you just couldn’t find it. If you’re already using Office Online on OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) or on SharePoint at work, great. We’re glad you found it there,” the company also noted.

Office Online is available now for free and supports all modern web browsers out there so you should take a look at it when you have the time.

Source: Microsoft

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