Microsoft has rebranded its Office Web Apps to Office Online after re-launching its SkyDrive cloud storage service as OneDrive. "We heard from customers that the inclusion of Apps in our name was confusing", says Microsoft's Amanda Lefebvre. "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".
So what's new?
- New simplified interface of Office.com. No need to sign in to SkyDrive (now OneDrive) for accessing the web apps.
- The free Office Web Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) have been rebranded to Office Online.
- Hundreds of free templates for Word, PowerPoint and Excel Online.
- The app switcher now includes tiles for each Office Online web app.
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