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It's an attempt to help consumers find it more easily

Microsoft has been doing some rebranding lately as its restructuring process rolls on, and Office Web Apps could be the next to get a name change.

According to ZDNet, Microsoft may rebrand "Office Web Apps" to "Office Online" in an effort to make the apps easier for consumers to find. 

Currently, Office Web Apps is tucked away inside SkyDrive and Outlook.com. For a typical consumer, finding the suite of online apps can be challenging. 

Here's a screenshot from ZDNet that could indicate an upcoming change:


But Microsoft is likely thinking that renaming it to "Office Online" will paint a clearer picture of what the suite is and make it easier to find. Each individual Office app will be rebranded as well to Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online and OneNote Online.

This doesn't seem too surprising, as Office Web Apps was a bit of a mouthful and was likely confusing to the typical consumer. Microsoft also just changed SkyDrive's name to "OneDrive." 

Microsoft is in the midst of some big changes, as it announced a restructuring plan last summer that will unify the Xbox, Windows Phone and PC units. It has also had several executive shake-ups in the ensuing months, and learned of the retirement of its CEO Steve Ballmer

Source: ZDNet



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By retrospooty on 1/28/2014 3:55:01 PM , Rating: 0
"People are starting to wake up and realize that they dont NEED Microsoft's Office to do simple tasks"

That may be correct, for "simple" tasks... But the entire business world runs off of the complex tasks that MS office gives. It's firmly entrenched and not going anywhere.


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