OneNote.com gets a new look as 'Office Online' rebrand looms

Last week, Microsoft refreshed its suite of Office Web Apps with an updated design and an array of small but welcome UI changes. The OneNote Web App was of course one of those to be improved, and today Microsoft rolled out an updated design for the OneNote.com homepage for its cross-platform software. 

LiveSide.net was first to spot the new look, which features a broad overview introducing the product to new customers. While OneNote is free to use across all platforms, 'free trial' links on the homepage encourage visitors to sign up for a month of complimentary usage of Office 365 Home Premium.

Existing users can sign into the site to get easy access to all of their OneNote notebooks stored on SkyDrive, which will soon be rebranded as OneDrive.

Opening a notebook reveals the updated UI that rolled out earlier this week, featuring a two-column navigation structure that mirrors that of the OneNote app for Windows 8.x/RT

The new look for OneNote.com is the latest in a series of changes that are rumoured to soon culminate in a rebranding of the Office Web Apps under a new 'Office Online' identity. 

The new branding, which is expected to be revealed in a matter of weeks, will reportedly see links to the Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote web apps added to Microsoft's drop-down navigation bar that already features on sites like Outlook.com and SkyDrive.com. 

Source: LiveSide.net | lowermost image via ZDNet

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12 Comments

Kenny Kanashimi Chu said,

What you think compare to Google Docs or Zoho Docs?

No comparison. Office online is much nicer overall. It also has much better compatibility with Office 2013 too. I've been working on my senior project the last few days, and even something as simple as the cover page looks wrong on google docs (dropbox was screwed up too). I just wish Office online also had something for visio too since I need to do some quick flow charts for this project (requirement, I don't "want" to do them).

I like google docs too. Zoho I never heard of, will take a look later.
I like the way the way MS is streamlining their online apps. And I am amazed that the skydrive webapp is so much better than the one in 8.1

PS Hi FalseAgent

IceBreakerG said,

No comparison. Office online is much nicer overall. It also has much better compatibility with Office 2013 too. I've been working on my senior project the last few days, and even something as simple as the cover page looks wrong on google docs (dropbox was screwed up too). I just wish Office online also had something for visio too since I need to do some quick flow charts for this project (requirement, I don't "want" to do them).

Just asking... For office online, is there a feature like on Google Docs whereby when you edit your Word document, you friends who are also viewing/editing can immediately see the changes on their screen like as if the computer is typing by itself?

tanjiajun_34 said,

Just asking... For office online, is there a feature like on Google Docs whereby when you edit your Word document, you friends who are also viewing/editing can immediately see the changes on their screen like as if the computer is typing by itself?

Yes.

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