Microsoft to Re-Brand Web Apps as ‘Office Online’

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft is readying a launch of new “Office Online” branding for its existing Office Web Apps. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge that Office Online will roll out in the coming weeks, and Microsoft’s office.com site will be refreshed to accommodate the changes. The name change follows a similar rebrand for SkyDrive, which is now being christened OneDrive after a trademark case. While the Office Online branding is not related to legal issues, we understand it’s largely focused on making the online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote more accessible and easy to find. ZDNet first reported on Office Online earlier this week. We’re told that Microsoft will start using “Excel Online” and “Word Online” monikers instead of the slightly more confusing “Excel Web App” and “Word Web App” names that exist today.

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