Microsoft has officially revealed its Office Web Applications
offerings ahead of the announcements at this years Worldwide Partner Conference today. Company officials have posted several "what's new" videos onto the Microsoft Showcase site.
Office Web Applications are part of Microsoft's "software plus services" initiative where the company plans to deliver all its technology in this way. As part of the next release of Office, Microsoft are planning Office Web applications - lightweight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote - through a browser. Running these new applications will allow individuals to use a browser to create, edit, and share Office documents wherever they are. Microsoft wants to provide a consistent Office experience, regardless of whether users are accessing their Office documents through the PC, phone, or browser.