Use Excel Web App to create an online Excel spreadsheet that you can work on from anywhere and easily share with others. If you have a Microsoft account like Xbox Live or Hotmail, you can start right now by signing in to SkyDrive and giving the spreadsheet a name.
Excel Web App has the features you need for basic spreadsheet tasks like managing a budget, maintaining a roster, or keeping track of statistics. Use it the same way you use Excel: enter data, calculate with formulas and functions, analyze information by sorting and filtering it, and make your information visual with charts.
Excel Web App saves your work automatically (in fact, there’s no Save command). If you change your mind about something, use Ctrlz+Z to undo.
If you’re doing the kind of data analysis that requires more sophisticated tools like creating PivotTables or sparklines, using data validation, or connecting to an external data source, you have to open the spreadsheet in Excel on your computer. In the web app, click File > Open in Excel. When you save the spreadsheet in Excel, it’s saved where you created it, in your SkyDrive.
Work with others online
With your spreadsheet in SkyDrive, you can work on it with others. Send them a link, and they can update the spreadsheet in their browser. If you’re in the file at the same time, you’ll see each other’s presence.
Find out more about using Excel Web App
Welcome to Excel Web App
Basic tasks in Excel Web App
Storing documents in SkyDrive
Organizing documents and photos in SkyDrive