The New

Microsoft yesterday officially launched This is a online version of Microsoft Office.

You may not know that Microsoft has an online version and that’s why this post is here. If you’re already using Office Online on One Drive (formerly Sky Drive) or on SharePoint at work, you should really check this out.

All you need to get started is a Microsoft Account (available with any email address) and once you log in, you can use these free online versions of the Office applications. Your files are automatically saved to One Drive, so you can share them with others and  work together on documents, presentations, spreadsheets and notebooks in real-time.

Get started with Office Online at

There are hundreds of Word, PowerPoint and Excel templates available with just a click. Budgets, resumes, calendars and more, all available online, for free at

This is a very cohesive Microsoft experience, including in one place, OneDrive and, Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online and OneNote Online. Included now in an app switcher which lets you easily switch between email, storage and the files that you are working on without having to navigate in and out of our online services.

Simply choose from the drop down in the upper left hand corner to access the service you need. A new browser tab will open up for you, and now you can move back and forth effortlessly across the Microsoft tools you use to get things done.

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