Microsoft Office Web Apps officially renamed to Office Online




Microsoft introduces Office Online. The software developer provides thus Office Web Apps a new name because the term “apps” would be confusing. In addition, Microsoft has made the service easier to find through

Microsoft Office Online put the name already online in a comparison with the paid Office 365 suites, but now the official name change made. The new name must ensure that the free Office service attracts more users. “We heard from users that the term was confusing Apps in the name. Is that something must install me I need to app store to get them,” writes Microsoft Office team.

In addition, many users would find it difficult to find the service. Microsoft Office Web Apps pushed forward mainly to complement its online storage OneDrive, which, incidentally, until recently called SkyDrive. Through the cloud storage Office Online directly to use, but also users can find the service now through . Users can directly here Word Online, Online OneNote, PowerPoint and Excel Online Online access and, after logging in with their Microsoft account, use it.

Along with the name change, Microsoft has a large number of new templates for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and put online. Last year added the Redmond company already real-time collaboration to the free browser version of Office.

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