MS launches Office web apps in India

Users can access Office Web Apps, online companions of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & OneNote for free.

Updated: Feb 08, 2011, 13:09 PM IST

New Delhi: Software giant Microsoft launched its Office Web Apps in India, which will allow users to access applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint for free.

Users can access Office Web Apps, the online companions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for free using their Windows Live ID on the SkyDrive or Hotmail, Microsoft India said in a statement.

This will allow users to create, view, edit, and share Office documents from anywhere with an Internet connection, it added.

"Office Web Apps are a key piece of Microsoft`s overall cloud strategy and are designed to empower people to take their familiar productivity experience on the web," Microsoft Business Division Director Sanjay Manchanda said.

There are more than 30 million users of the beta version of Office Web Apps globally, within over six months after it was introduced.

PTI