When Microsoft officially announced that they would rebrand SkyDrive to OneDrive, there was also talks that Microsoft could be rebranding other products as well, such as Office Web Apps to Office Online, which admittedly rolls off the tongue a little better. Just last week we had heard how the rebranding could be taking place soon and sure enough it has. Microsoft has since officially relaunched Office Web Apps to Office Online, and with it the productivity suites have also been rebranded, as per earlier rumors. What this means is that apps will now be known as Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online, and OneNote Online.
One of the criticisms of Office Web Apps is that it wasn't always the easiest to look for when you wanted to use the app. Its placement was not as obvious and that is something Microsoft is hoping to change with Office Online. Microsoft has also promised that sharing and collaborating with other users with Office Online will be a lot easier than before. For those looking to start things off, Microsoft has also included hundreds of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint templates that will allow users to get off to a running start. Essentially this is Microsoft's answer to Google Drive which allows for the creation of word documents and spreadsheets that can be edited simultaneously, but if you're a fan of Microsoft's products, perhaps you should give Office Online a go.
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