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Introducing Skype document chat in Office Online

The Office Online real-time co-authoring feature makes it easy for you to work together with others on a document. Whether you are putting the final touches on a contract with your business partner or collaborating on an essay for a school project, Office Online lets you work seamlessly with others no matter where they are. Today we are happy to announce improvements to the Office Online co-authoring experience.

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Click to launch, click to switch

Last week we announced a new way to organize and launch apps in Office 365 for business cloud-based services. Today, we’re introducing the new app launcher for our consumer services—namely Office Online, Outlook.com and OneDrive. Outlook.com users have been switching apps this way for quite some time, so today’s change represents a small visual change. However, the exciting thing is that now launching apps is the same whether you’re working…

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Improved spell check for PowerPoint Online

With the new school year underway, the PowerPoint Online team has been working hard to create features to help you ace all of your presentations. We know there is nothing worse than finding a misspelling on your slide when you are the middle of a presentation—especially when the presentation is 20 percent of your final grade. To help you avoid this situation and deliver great, error-free, presentations we added spell…

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Format Background in PowerPoint Online

Over the summer, a crew of interns joined the PowerPoint team and our goal for them was to experience the excitement of designing and implementing features for PowerPoint Online. We tasked our interns with delivering a feature that you, our customers, have been asking for—the ability to format slide backgrounds in PowerPoint Online, which is known as Format Background in PowerPoint desktop.

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: Starting from scratch with Office Online

Dave has an iPad, Doug has a PC. Let’s see how fast they can start working on a document with Office Online and share photos with OneDrive using a Gmail account. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer you can use in social media. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar How to get started with Office Online Using the free online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote What is OneDrive and…

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We’ve updated Excel Online: What’s new in April 2014

A year ago we announced that Excel Online and each of the applications that make up Office Online were destined to become a comprehensive productivity experience on more browsers and devices—not just companions to the desktop applications. Since then we’ve released several major updates and many minor updates, and today I’m sharing another significant step forward! (Note that these changes will roll-out worldwide over the course of the next few…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: Working with Office Online and OneDrive

Office Online is more than the new name for the free, browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote that anyone can use on multiple devices. We’ll show you how to collaborate with others in real time and store documents in the cloud (yes, we’ll explain that too) with OneDrive and 7 GB of free storage. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar Create & share docs for free with Office Online Storing docs with…

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Introducing Office Online at Office.com

Today, you’ll notice something new about Office.com and Office Web Apps–now officially called Office Online.  An online version of the Office you know and trust has been available for quite a while, but with today’s updates, we’ve made your Office Online experience easier to find, share and collaborate with others. Sure, some of you are already using the online versions of Office. And with the recent addition of real-time co-authoring…