Next Microsoft Office Will Have Browser-Based Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Maximum PC Staff

In another bit of cloud-computing-related news out of Microsoft’s PDC , the Redmond giant has announced that the next generation Office suite will include browser based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote . The apps won’t be fully-featured, but they will be competitive with Google’s online office offerings, according to Microsoft.

The online Office apps will be called “Office Web Applications,” and will be available in ad-supported and subscription-based flavors over Office Live. It looks like the apps will work with IE, Firefox, and Safari. Support for Google’s browser has yet to be confirmed.

It’s shaping up to be a big couple of days for cloud computing. We can expect to hear a lot more from Microsoft during the rest of the PDC about what this technology’s going to look like in the future.

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