Office Web Apps

Office Web Apps

Office Web Apps Flexible IT Support Wiltshire

What is it? It is free basic versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Notebook accessed via a web browser rather than installed on your local computer.

Is it any good? It’s absolutely fine and does exactly what it says on the tin, if you are familiar with normal Microsoft Office you can start using this straightaway with no learning curve.

Where might this be useful? It could useful on a home computer where you don’t want to pay for the full version of Office or perhaps on a second computer such as a laptop etc. where you again can’t justify the cost of Office.

The versions here are only basic ones so as soon as you start trying to do anything more advanced you would be getting into needing the full version of Office.

I don’t see this solution displacing any Office purchases but it could be convenient in allowing people who wouldn’t have purchased Office for their home machine for example to have access to a basic version of Office.

This solution also includes online storage space for your files, which can also be synchronized back to your computer.

You can get started here https://skydrive.live.com/

If you need a proper installed full version then there are other non Microsoft solutions out there you can use such as Open Office (http://www.openoffice.org/download/) or LibreOffice (http://www.libreoffice.org) bear in mind these are both non Microsoft solutions so there will be a learning curve with these and some quirks, but they should both be able to open/edit/save Microsoft Office documents.

All of the products mentioned in this article are freely available online.

Business IT Support Ltd. can help with your Office or IT Support needs from our base in Wiltshire. We cover the surrounding counties and cities.

You can easily contact us by email, via our enquiry form or simply call us on 01373 888 333. Posted by Lee Edge on 26/06/2012


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