Microsoft Office Live - Online - Free - Cut down Office Apps
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Microsoft Office Live - Online - Free - Cut down Office Apps

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Found 12th Feb
Not sure if this has been published before, if so, apologies.

First you will need a Microsoft Account.... which is easy to create, then follow the link above.

This is an online version of Microsoft Office...which includes; Word, Excel, PP, Outlook, One Drive (5GB free space) ...OneNote and so on. Useful Apps, in a cut down version.
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Good post. I have been using this for quite a long time and it does everything I need. Heat added
Thanks.
great until the piece of sheet dont save / sync then you lose aload of your doc. Buy office on ebay for a few quid .. ignore this sheet.
Is "Outlook" desktop app still called "Outlook" within this online facility? Or has it been replaced / renamed to something else? Thanks.
This is a great alternative to the paid version. It integrates well with my Dropbox, and I presume it’s the same method that means free use of the iOS versions too
Seems interesting, will have to test on my Win10 Thx
The standard Office packs are full of functionality, which are barely used by most, 5% is the figure banded about. Sure, if you're doing a s/s with a stack of formulae and sheets.....go for the full Office Version... Who selects "always create a backup copy" in Word...on the full Office Version, barely anyone. Always ...always... use the save version of any type of online doc...as you make edits, create new content. Google Docs included...though their autosave is pretty zippy.

There is always Open Office, it's also a freebie...running on Linux...it's pretty good, as is the interface... but most don't install it....most haven't heard of it....

It's horses for courses.... MS Office is widely used, the limited functionality is no bad thing ...it's good enough for most and offers the opportunity to create a quick doc on the fly....

I use MS Office Pro from softwaregeeks.co.uk (reasonable prices)
That's a good question, it seems the Outlook desktop app is part of "Outlook Live", the online facility.... Can someone confirm that is correct... for myself and AndyRoyd - thanks
Edited by: "psargeant" 12th Feb
Works well on Win 10 (professional)
Bear in mind that cloud-based apps are built with collaboration/sharing in mind. Group editing one piece of content is a relative nightmare if you rely on desktop-based software.
AndyRoyd2 h, 28 m ago

Is "Outlook" desktop app still called "Outlook" within this online …Is "Outlook" desktop app still called "Outlook" within this online facility? Or has it been replaced / renamed to something else? Thanks.


If it is win 10 then it has been replaced by the "mail" app. It is free but I find it heavy on the system and slowing it down.
I personally use gmail & Google calendar.
Heat for the deal - thanks for sharing!
There are other legitimate ways to get Office apps - obviously you can download the trial for free & re-arm it 3 times. Know anyone in education? Get the C2k version. What about your place of work - do they have an enterprise license agreement - a lot of companies overlook the office at home license deal (it allows employees to have the full office suite for £8 £9.95- just checked- prices have gone up and it's now called HUP!)
There are Office alternatives, such as OpenOffice, LibreOffice, GoogleDocs, etc...
CompuFocus7 h, 39 m ago

If it is win 10 then it has been replaced by the "mail" app. It is free …If it is win 10 then it has been replaced by the "mail" app. It is free but I find it heavy on the system and slowing it down.I personally use gmail & Google calendar.


You didn't answer the question asked, and therefore your answer is incorrect.
CompuFocus8 h, 51 m ago

If it is win 10 then it has been replaced by the "mail" app. It is free …If it is win 10 then it has been replaced by the "mail" app. It is free but I find it heavy on the system and slowing it down.I personally use gmail & Google calendar.



Windows 10 Mail is not even close to being a replacement for Outlook!

A replacement for Outlook Express maybe, which was a fairly basic & free mail client in older versions of Windows.

Outlook is a much more feature packed piece of software and is part of Microsoft Office.
Hredknapp12 h, 43 m ago

great until the piece of sheet dont save / sync then you lose aload of …great until the piece of sheet dont save / sync then you lose aload of your doc. Buy office on ebay for a few quid .. ignore this sheet.


That probably says more about the quality of your internet connection/setup than the app itself. Personally never had a problem with it and I use it every day. Heat added.
been using this for years. It's better for maintaining compatibility with Word than using LibreOffic, OpenOffice, Google Docs etc.
Also a decent way to use Word on Linux such as on Ubuntu.
Been using these free office browser apps for years. There are also Android /iOS free apps for screens under 10" (otherwise you need £ office 365).
Whilst the desktop Mail app doesn't have all the functionality of Outlook PIM it's still perfectly adequate for the majority of email tasks.
Edited by: "Infrasonic" 13th Feb
Neat, ta.. been using OpenOffice, which is quite good... but recently (not sure why) it can take 5mins to open. Click to open... nothing nothing nothing.... click again... nothing nothin nothing... click like a loon.. nothing nothing nothing.. get bored and continue with other things like email... then minutes later everything goes blank because OO is about to open.

Pity cause I like OO otherwise.
Yeah has been out for ages.

I still prefer actual office though.
Hredknapp16 h, 53 m ago

great until the piece of sheet dont save / sync then you lose aload of …great until the piece of sheet dont save / sync then you lose aload of your doc. Buy office on ebay for a few quid .. ignore this sheet.


psargeant17 h, 19 m ago

The standard Office packs are full of functionality, which are barely used …The standard Office packs are full of functionality, which are barely used by most, 5% is the figure banded about. Sure, if you're doing a s/s with a stack of formulae and sheets.....go for the full Office Version... Who selects "always create a backup copy" in Word...on the full Office Version, barely anyone. Always ...always... use the save version of any type of online doc...as you make edits, create new content. Google Docs included...though their autosave is pretty zippy. There is always Open Office, it's also a freebie...running on Linux...it's pretty good, as is the interface... but most don't install it....most haven't heard of it....It's horses for courses.... MS Office is widely used, the limited functionality is no bad thing ...it's good enough for most and offers the opportunity to create a quick doc on the fly....I use MS Office Pro from www.Softwaregeeks.co.uk (reasonable prices)


Libreoffice, not Open office
Also for those who want Libreoffice layout to be near same as Microsoft Office they have a layout skin option of it in it's settings
psargeant12th Feb

The standard Office packs are full of functionality, which are barely used …The standard Office packs are full of functionality, which are barely used by most, 5% is the figure banded about. Sure, if you're doing a s/s with a stack of formulae and sheets.....go for the full Office Version... Who selects "always create a backup copy" in Word...on the full Office Version, barely anyone. Always ...always... use the save version of any type of online doc...as you make edits, create new content. Google Docs included...though their autosave is pretty zippy. There is always Open Office, it's also a freebie...running on Linux...it's pretty good, as is the interface... but most don't install it....most haven't heard of it....It's horses for courses.... MS Office is widely used, the limited functionality is no bad thing ...it's good enough for most and offers the opportunity to create a quick doc on the fly....I use MS Office Pro from www.Softwaregeeks.co.uk (reasonable prices)


Interesting site softwaregeeks. Looks like they're reselling volume licences (for the cheaper stuff). May be "genuine" (their words) but it's an infringement of Microsoft licensing. Wonder how long they'll survive?

Nb. Reselling is allowed under EU law but you must still meet the licence terms. I highly doubt these do, so you might as well pay less on eBay. Given some of the prices it suggests resold MSDN, Education or stolen codes and not fully paid up business licenses (which they would be entitled to sell).
Edited by: "adam.mt" 13th Feb
Scottc12315 h, 21 m ago

You didn't answer the question asked, and therefore your answer is …You didn't answer the question asked, and therefore your answer is incorrect.


To be fair it's due to the wording of the question. Desktop Outlook isn't included in this offer, that's part of the full Microsoft Office suite (or downloadable Windows/Mac Office 365).

Online email in this offer is indeed called "Outlook", it's all based online and the same as it's been for an age.
Edited by: "adam.mt" 13th Feb
Outlook.com is Hotmail as was, just with a lot more functionality. To max out the usefulness of all the free MS stuff a MS account helps. You can have more than one.
I have office 2007, but had to uninstall it to be able to install Excel 2016 (64-bit) which I need for work.

I rarely use word docs, and when I do it's usually with reader, so not an issue.

On the rare occation, I need to edit a .doc, I use this, and it makes life a lot easier!
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