OneNote Web App now supports viewing and editing of password-protected sections

Accessing password-protected sections was one of the most requested features for the OneNote Web App. Enabling this feature allows you to access your sensitive information from anywhere. After opening a password-protected section, you can edit its contents, change the section color, create new pages, and even edit the section name.

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Office is a team player

By embracing Microsoft Office, customers get a powerful set of tools that support the entire spectrum of productivity use cases, from the most basic to the advanced. By contrast, Google Docs has deficiencies. These gaps are just not advanced features used by a few people, but basic features. Learn more about what happens when you choose a productivity suite that has deficiencies.


Office Web Apps Announcements

Yesterday we announced some exciting news about Web Excel (and all of the Office Web Apps) over on the Office 365 Blog. Specifically, we announced that we’ll be improving the Web Apps to be a comprehensive productivity experience (not just a companion to the desktop applications) on more browsers and devices over the next year and beyond. Head on over to the Office 365 blog to check it out!

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Office Web Apps: More Office, more collaborative, more devices

When we launched the Office Web Apps in 2010, they were companions to the Office desktop experience that enabled lightweight, on-the-go content creation and review. Since then we’ve made a number of investments in Office Web Apps to make it easier for people to work together, author documents and access Office content from virtually any device. As we think about how people communicate and collaborate today and how their needs…


Extend your networking reach with social apps for Office

Social apps can make working with Office 2013 more engaging, efficient, and fun. They combine the networking and outreach capabilities of social media sites with the mobile productivity power of Office.  Together, Office and social apps give you more insight into your contacts, allow you to monitor your social channels without using a browser, and can spice up your SharePoint sites in ways that you’ll “like” (thumbs up). Read on to…

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Webinar: Getting things done with Office Online

You can access and share Office documents with browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. Learn some of the basics and the latest features of these free tools. Note: Office Online was formerly known as Office Web Apps. There is an updated webinar about Office Online at Can’t see this video? It’s also available at Microsoft Showcase? Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer. What you will…


Using conditional formatting to highlight dates in Excel

Date functions in Excel make it is possible to perform date calculations, like addition or subtraction, resulting in automated or semi-automated worksheets. When you mix date functions with conditional formatting, you can create spreadsheets that display date alerts automatically when a deadline is near or differentiate between types of days, like weekends and weekdays. In this tutorial, Excel MVP Frédéric Le Guen shows how to put this functionality to work,…


The new Office lets me work from home–and everywhere else

As blogger-in-chief of for the past 10 years, Jen Singer has used technology to work around her kids’ (and occasionally, her cat’s) schedules. She’s done pre-show interviews with TV producers from the supermarket cereal aisle and edited books on her laptop while waiting for track practice to end. Now with SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud-based storage system, her Office can truly be wherever she is. She started writing this blog post…


Project Online and Excel Web App: Cloud data improves reporting

Along with the general availability of Project Online in Office 365, new scenarios have been enabled for Project Online reporting. We introduced the Project Online OData feed to help you access your data using Excel 2013, and now you can refresh Excel workbooks in Excel Web App that consume Project Online OData feeds. Learn how to grant the BI Azure Service access to your SharePoint Online tenant.