For the past weeks here lately, my focus has been a lot on the Microsoft Office for the Web. You might say, I already have Microsoft Office installed on your machine, why use Office for the Web? Well, it is Free’ to use, so why not!
Now, I have been around since the @hotmail.com days. And YES, I’m still using my @hotmail.com account actively every day, so I have seen Microsoft come along ways ie. OneDrive, Outlook web, and etc… Besides it being ‘Free’ I feel like using Office for the Web performance is a lot better through a web browser instead of the desktop clients. For me, my primary web browser is Google Chrome. My CPU/RAM has decreased by at least 20% overall. Meaning, I feel like my computers (HP ENVY Notebook 13 & HP ProBook 650 G2) are performing a lot smoother and the only thing I can think of is that the desktop client software is of course not using as much computer resources.
One of the many advantages that I like about Office on the Web is that can easy link my files that I have stored in my OneDrive, Groups, and SharePoint locations, and only have to share the link to that file location instead of attaching the file itself… I just hate SPAMMING everyone with attachments and making their mailbox size bigger. With that being said, it’s easy when you are needing to collaborate on a file as well and can see everyone’s changes in real-time.
SPOILER – For all my #Linux lovers out there like myself, yes, this means now you can use Microsoft Office via the web on your Linux box. And it performs amazingly.
- Anywhere access
- Familiar experience
- Work with anyone.
- You can’t do everything that you might be used to in some of the office products.
- Can be hard to attach some cloud location files via the Outlook Web client.
- Opening of multiple tabs in a web browser.
Here are some resource links
Feel free to comment below on how you feel about Office for the Web.