Office Web Apps get rebranded as Office Online, now easier to find

By Shawn Knight
Feb 20, 2014
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  1. Microsoft has rebranded its online Office Web Apps to Office Online in an effort to make the product less confusing to consumers. The Redmond-based company has also made it easier for newcomers to discover Office Online as many people aren't...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 670   +202

    Wow, such logic. Much improve. Now if they will just bend to reason and separate Metro into its own Windows version called "Windows Touch".
  3. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TechSpot Booster Posts: 399   +136

    And so it begins....the shift from your computer being a powerful workstation to a dumb terminal where the user has control over nothing.
  4. Is this what they previously called Office 365? If so, why not bloody say so in the article? I'm still damn confused, and I'm not that stupid.
  5. misor

    misor TechSpot Addict Posts: 968   +147

    confused? not anymore click here for comparison...
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2014
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,195   +69

    Good! Free online office sounds like something.

    Just tried it out, it's not like a full fledged copy of office but for being free it's great for home usage. Not an office app, not something for students unless it's for text processing and doing simple presentations.

    Still it's great and I was also able to open it from a browser in my android phone but wasn't able to edit the file... looking into it.

    EDIT: Petty much like google docs work.
  7. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TechSpot Booster Posts: 399   +136

    Wow, its truly free, as in no forced advertising? God, I love Microsoft. I wonder if they will gift to me a new car also.
  8. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,195   +69

    I had no problems just have to log in with a live account and you are ready to do some work, not sure if there was any ads I dont recall seing them, good luck on the car
  9. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TechSpot Booster Posts: 399   +136

    I was being somewhat sarcastic. I doubt Microsoft really does anything for "free". I can't remember any prior operating systems that were free or any other software they have created for that matter. Well, other than small utilities. But Office has been a big part of their bread and butter for several years. I read somewhere that they don't have many choices in the decisions they are making lately because of market forces. So, maybe this is one of those forced decisions.
  10. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,195   +69

    Probably, considering google docs is a good alternative that is able to read the up to somewhat "old new" file systems when they switched from doc to docx.
  11. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,705   +873

    It should have been named this from the beginning.
     


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