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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:23 PM


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.

Go to Office.com

#2 Vegetto



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:31 AM

I'm loving the office web apps. I use Word and OneNote all the time.

#3 Borix


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 03:02 PM

The missing link is really the W8 skydrive app, which could be so much better. Hope the onedrive app will improve on this. For example opening office documents automatic in the online app when office is not installed locally. Also having links to office online apps on start would be a great selling point!

#4 WinTunes


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:12 PM

OneNote mobile apps also needs a lot of improvements.

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