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Office Web Apps Service Update Introduces New Features to ‘Excel, PowerPoint’ Web Apps – Now Optimized for IE9

Back in early March, Microsoft announced Office Web Apps (on Windows Live SkyDrive and Hotmail) had become available in more than 190 countries! Today, the software company has shared some new features introduced to the Web Apps:

  • More power in the Excel Web App
    Excel gurus rejoice–you can now insert, delete or rename sheets in a workbook within the Excel Web Apps, and use familiar tools like AutoSum and formula assistance to crunch data more efficiently. Formula assistance in particular is a great addition to the Excel Web App since it gives you online access to frequently-used Excel formulas.
  • More options in the PowerPoint Web App
    You can now change the design theme of your PowerPoint presentation within the PowerPoint Web App.

    Just click the Change Theme button at any time to choose from over 45 professionally designed themes (with new ones added regularly) to apply to your presentation.

  • Optimized for IE9
    You can use the Office Web Apps in most modern Web browsers. As part of today’s service update, the Office Web Apps run even better in IE9. This also means you can pin Windows Live SkyDrive to your Windows 7 taskbar and enjoy one-click access to your Office docs on the Web.

[Source: Microsoft Office Web Apps]

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