Microsoft launches new Office Online

Microsoft has today launched the newly rebranded Office Online ( suite of apps, succeeding the popular Web Apps. Today's launch also paves the way for more usability improvements to make it easier for consumers to take advantage of available features, including easier collaboration and sharing with others.

The original Microsoft suite of online Office apps were confusing with regards to the branding and how everything was set up. There was no fluid navigation to go between the online Office apps and other Microsoft services, including OneDrive and Outlook. Now everything will change with all the online services coming together.

Office Website

The same suite of apps are available. You've got Excel Online, Word Online, PowerPoint Online and OneNote Online. Everything is synchronised with Microsoft's newly rebranded OneDrive cloud storage. Fear not if you already have the desktop counterparts as it's really simple to go from the online suite to offline mode with a click of a button.

Head on over to to try out the new service today.

Source:, via: Office Blog; thanks to everyone who tipped us!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.