Microsoft to replace Word and Excel Web Apps with ‘Office Online’

Microsoft is getting ready to launch new “Office Online” branding to replace its existing Office Web Apps in the coming weeks. Microsoft’s site will be refreshed to accommodate the changes. The company has recently been forced to rebrand to SkyDrive  to OneDrive and it seems to be continuing with the trend.  ZDNet first reported on Office Online earlier this week.

Further rumors suggest that Microsoft will start using “Excel Online” and “Word Online” monikers instead of the  “Excel Web App” and “Word Web App” names that are used today.  Microsoft is testing versions of Office Online internally, and Yan Zhu, founder of, has supplied so screenshots as we see below.