Final Office 2013 Web Apps now available on SkyDrive [Update]

In July, Microsoft announced that a public preview version of the Office 2013 Web Apps suite was available to check out via SkyDrive. While anyone with a SkyDrive account was free to use the new version of Office Web Apps, they were not considered to be the final product.

That changed earlier today thanks to an announcement, via Twitter, by Omar Shahine, Microsoft's group program manager for SkyDrive, that the final versions of the Office 2013 version of Web Apps are now live. There's no word yet on what changes have been made in between the public preview in July and today's final version.

Microsoft previously said they have put in features such as touch screen support for devices that supported such hardware, better performance for mobile phone-based web browsers, putting in support for co-authoring in documents and improved performance for editing files.

It's likely that Microsoft will reveal more information about this final version of Office 2013 Web Apps later this week, perhaps as part of their marketing push for Windows 8, Surface and Windows Phone 8.

Update: Microsoft has posted a new article on its Office blog with more information on the new Office 2013 Web Apps.

Via: LiveSide.net
Source: Omar Shahine on Twitter

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Am I missing something, or does it now allow me to add Headers, Footers and a Table of Contents in the Word Processor?

Because if not, it's next to useless for my purposes.

The Web Apps are meant to supplement Office, not replace it entirely, so some features are not implemented in the editing mode. Files with unimplemented features can still be edited in the Web Apps (it won't break or remove anything) but you can't edit content made using those unimplemented features.

virtorio said,
Am I missing something, or does it now allow me to add Headers, Footers and a Table of Contents in the Word Processor?


Because if not, it's next to useless for my purposes.


surely you don't need to edit headers and footers every time you open a document? I would have thought that more of a set once and get on with the content kind of thing.

I have to say, using Word in SkyDrive is pretty feature rich. Heck, it practically looks just like the standalone client version!

virtorio said,
What isn't working properly? What I played around with seems to be working alright for me.

It crashes on me and keeps asking me for a restart.

scumdogmillionaire said,
Everything is coming together. Just a few pieces remain before the Friday launch.

Wondering if outlook.com calendar will finally be switched over...


I reckon, its the only thing out of place at the moment.