After releasing the preview version of the next generation of Office to the public earlier this week, Microsoft has now updated the its Office Web Apps and users can now sign-in for the preview version of Office Web Apps on SkyDrive to experience the next version of Office.
Office Web Apps on SkyDrive is a great way to explore the next version of Office, especially for those users who don’t want to install and explore the desktop version. The new Office Web Apps let you create, edit, and finish more professional looking documents without the help of traditional desktop version. Users can try out the new Office Web Apps on SkyDrive by signing in using the special link provided at the end of this article.
Microsoft has been adding new features to the Office Web Apps ever since it was released. But with this update, Microsoft has incorporated a number features and changes to improve the the editing and formatting experience.
This update brings the Metro-style UI, improved authoring, touch support, co-authoring support, and improved editing speed to the Office Web Apps.
In addition to these major changes, Microsoft has added a number of tools that were previously available only in the desktop version. For instance, Word app now includes more Layout tools to easily change the page size, orientation, paragraph spacing, and margins, and the PowerPoint app contains more animations and transitions.
Word count in the Word web app, context menu throughout the apps, find option in OneNote, and the ability to show videos in PowerPoint are some of the features that were added based on customer feedback.
And the best thing is Office Web Apps can be accessed from almost any device with a web browser, which means that users can now easily create and edit documents from smartphones, tablets, and of course computers.
We recommend you sign-in for this preview release, especially if you haven’t installed the desktop version of Office 2013 preview (please note that not all features are available in the web version). You can visit the official Microsoft Office blog to know more about new features and enhancements in the newest version of Office.