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Microsoft® Office 365 For Dummies® by Jennifer Reed, Ken Withee

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Chapter 10

Introducing the Office Web Apps

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering the various environments Office Web Apps comes in

arrow Comparing the Office Web App services to Office Professional Plus applications

arrow Understanding the user experience and the engine the runs Office Web Apps

“For over two decades, millions of people have been using Microsoft Office to power their businesses. As we move into the cloud computing age, people expect to share and collaborate with their customers and colleagues with the same level of confidence whether they are using desktop software or web-based services. We believe a document should look exactly the same in the cloud as the original copy on the desktop.”

— Tony Tai, Senior Project Manager, Office 365

Office Web Apps is the cloud version of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power­Point, and OneNote. The apps allow users to create high-quality documents, simultaneously make changes to the documents with coauthors, and share these documents from a browser without the need for the desktop application. Therefore, you are no longer tethered to your office desk to be productive. In the past, your documents were stored where you last saved them — on a hard drive or on ...

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