You’ve got Office on your homepage

Today’s post was written by Matt Gauthier, senior program manager with the Office Online team.

You can now start Microsoft Office Online from Bing, as well as from the exciting new MSN, which you can now preview. So no matter what homepage you prefer—your Office documents are always just one click away.

Office Online link to Bing MSN


Office Online includes a version of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote that work in your browser without having to install anything. Just visit and start working. All your documents are stored in your personal OneDrive cloud storage so you can access them using any computer. Both Office Online and OneDrive are free!

Word available in your browser

We recognize your personal and work lives intertwine throughout the day, so having quick access to all your important documents is critical. With this in mind, the new MSN brings together your social feeds and productivity tools in a convenient services stripe across the top of the page. Once you’ve signed in, you’ll see your recent documents under the Office menu. You can even create documents using Office Online.

Recent documents in the new MSN

If you’re confused about the difference between Office 365 and Office Online—Office 365 is our flagship subscription that includes the full Office desktop applications (and more!) while Office Online works in your browser. I’ll be explaining how they work together in an upcoming post: hint great!

—Matt Gauthier