New Windows 8 and WP8 apps offer Microsoft Office Webinar videos

Microsoft's Office team has been holding weekly online video Webinars for the past several months, offering people a way to learn more about how to use the various software products in the Office 2013 family. Today, the company announced two new apps that make accessing these videos easier.

The official Office blog announced the launch of the Office Webinar video apps for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices. Both apps are technically created outside of Microsoft by a third-party developer called Small and Mighty. However, that app studio is run by one person; Dani Diaz, who currently works as a developer evangelist for Microsoft in his day job.

Both apps allow users to access the many Office Webinar videos events that Microsoft has hosted over the past several months. The company holds new live Webinar events every Tuesday from 9:15-9:30 am Pacific Time, followed by a live Q&A session afterwards. Unfortunately, it looks like these new apps don't allow users to access the live Webinars as they are happening. Hopefully that feature will be put in a future update.

By the way, the next Office Webinar on April 16 talks about how to use Office Web Apps and future sessions will discuss working with shapes in Visio and answering some questions about Office 365 Home Premium that have come up from users three months after the cloud-based service launched.

Source: Office blog | Image via Microsoft

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PmRd said,
Nobody is forcing you to use it

And thats Metro's problem -- there's no reason to. Nothing is compelling anyone to use it.

No offense, crap apps like this demonstrate that Metro is little more than trying to repackage the web for a closed, non-computing platform like an xbox. You'd think web browsers were never invented looking at a thing like this. This is Metro's fundamental problem - trying to reinvent the wheel and doing a poor job at it.