Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) rebrands Office Web Apps to Office Online

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has rebranded Office Web Apps to Office Online. Office Web Apps is an online version of the Microsoft Office suite of products.

“Today we are making two changes. First, we?re renaming Office Web Apps to Office Online so you know where to find our free online experience. We heard from customers that the inclusion of Apps in our name was confusing. Are they something I install? Do I go to an app store to get them? No, to use them all you need is a web browser. Ah! You say. So it?s like Office, online. Yes, exactly. Office Online,” stated Microsoft in a blog post.

The new website makes it simple to find and use Office Online. There has not been any new features added, but Microsoft added new document templates and a drop down to switch between the applications. Microsoft also recently rebranded SkyDrive to OneDrive.