Updates to Web Apps Brings New Features to Excel & PowerPoint Online

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With online office programs, such as Google Apps, becoming more popular, it’s getting harder and harder for Microsoft to compete. On June 7, 2010 Microsoft entered the online office program playing field with their new set of apps, called Web Apps which included Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. A few months ago they made Web Apps available worldwide and now, nearly a year later we’re seeing some minor updates to two Office Web Apps.

The Excel Web App now gives users the ability to insert, delete or rename sheets as well as use tools like AutoSum and formula assistance, making it more like the real Office Excel program.

One additional and probably much needed update is seen in the PowerPoint Web App. Now you have the ability to change your themes right inside of the Web App. You can choose from more than 45 themes, most of which you can find in PowerPoint 2010.

Office Web Apps is now available to Windows Live SkyDrive and Hotmail users worldwide.