Microsoft is on a re-branding roll.
After yesterday’s rollout of OneDrive to replace the name of SkyDrive, comes today’s rebranding of Office Web Apps as Office Online.
Why change the name of Microsoft’s browser-based version of Office that users can access for free online?
The Office folks say (in a blog post):
We ’re renaming Office Web Apps to Office Online so you know where to find our free online experience. We heard from customers that the inclusion of Apps in our name was confusing. Are they something I install? Do I go to an app store to get them? No, to use them all you need is a web browser. Ah! You say. So it’s like Office, online. Yes, exactly. Office Online.
Office Online can be found at Office.com.