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Microsoft OneDrive and Web Apps

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Microsoft has rebranded Office Web Apps as Office Online, with the individual apps renamed to Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online and OneNote Online. Office Online rolled out recently, and Microsoft’s office.com site will be refreshed to accommodate the changes.

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OneDrive is a free cloud storage solution with access to the Microsoft WebApps – see my previous blog posts.

Office Web Apps are currently accessed via OneDrive. Click on the Create tab to find Word Web App, Excel Web App, PowerPoint Web App and OneNote Web App. Office 365 subscribers can access them by signing into Office and saving their documents online. Office Online will still be available through OneDrive, but that office.com will serve as an easy way to access the various web apps. This should ensure the apps are easier to find and makes sense.

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http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/web-apps-help/get-started-with-office-web-apps-in-office-365-HA102619009.aspx?CTT=1 This useful link may help get you started with Office Online, but as always at Imagine we offer training to give your users an advantage by introducing them to the way the software integrates and can be used in a clear and straighforward way with structured Classroom or Live Online Training.

The new Windows upgrade is rumoured to be released around April 2014 and incorporates further integration of Metro and desktop environment.

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