Friday, 10 May 2013

Microsoft Office Web Apps to get Android tablet support

Microsoft has revealed that it will soon be adding Android tablet support for Office Web Apps. The users will be able to access the Office Web Apps using the Chrome browser on the tablet.

The company was not forthcoming on the exact timing for the Android tablet support but now that it is official; we can expect it to happen in the coming weeks.

“The Office Web Apps serve as a key connection point between Office and the expanding array of devices our customers use. We enable you to access Office content and tools from your device of choice through cross browser support on those devices where Office isn’t installed or available. The full power of the Office Web Apps is already available for Windows 8 tablets and iPads and we will be extending the same capabilities to Android tablets via mobile Chrome browser support,” Microsoft noted in a blog post.

Microsoft also announced that it is bring real-time collaboration, simplified file management, shortening launch times and a find and replace feature in Office Web apps.

You can read more on Microsoft Office Web Apps future plans in this blog post.

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