Microsoft Office Web Apps are a part of most Office 365 plans. Office Web Apps make it easier for you to work in the cloud because they open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and PDF documents in your web browser.
You can access your documents whenever you have an Internet connection, from almost any device:
- Documents stored in your SkyDrive and your team sites
- Attachments in Outlook Web App
- Meeting notes in Lync Web App
And sharing documents with others is as simple as sending a link.
When you use the three-dot Open Menu in a SharePoint library, Office Web Apps shows a preview of the document, and provides another Open Menu with commands for viewing and editing the document in your browser.
To get started, sign in to Office and save your document online. Your organization’s plan gives you libraries for storing your documents, or if you have Office 365 Home Premium, you have personal online storage at SkyDrive.com.
Basic tasks in the web apps
To get started using each of the web apps, see:
Basic tasks in Word Web App
Basic tasks in Excel Web App
Basic tasks in PowerPoint Web App
Basic tasks in OneNote Web App
Note Not all Office 365 plans include Office Web Apps. What’s available depends on what’s been configured by the person in charge of Office 365 in your organization.