Along with the renaming of SkyDrive to OneDrive last week, Microsoft Web Apps became Office Online. Considering how feature-rich the online programs are, the rename definitely fits.
Even better, Office Online became more easily accessible than before, which used to involve either launching SkyDrive, clicking Create and then selecting the type the type of file you need to create. Now, if you use Office.com email, you can choose from Word, Excel, PowerPoint or OneNote right from the drop-down in the upper left-hand corner of your Outlook.com email account.
Alternatively, you can go directly to http://www.office.com/
No additional software is needed to use Office Online. The only restriction is that a Microsoft Account is needed which can be set up with any email address. If you don't already have a Microsoft Account, the sign-up page is here
. (Additional information about Office Online is available in the Office Blog post Introducing Office Online at Office.com
Have you tried Office Online? How about using it to collaborate on a project for school or a family event?