Office Web Apps in Hotmail & SkyDrive available everywhere

Office Web Apps in Hotmail & SkyDrive available everywhere

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Office Web Apps are now available to anyone using Hotmail or SkyDrive in Central and South America. This extends the service to people in 18 more countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

With this release, Office Web Apps are now available worldwide. If you are one of our 360 million Hotmail customers, this makes collaborating easier than ever. And even if you don’t use Hotmail, or haven’t used Office before, now you can try out Office Web Apps on SkyDrive and easily collaborate on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents.

You can get more details on the Office Web Apps team blog.

Dharmesh Mehta
Director, Windows Live Product Management

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  • cmwind
    71 Posts

    amazon cloud drive... wow! who saw that coming. oh wait i saw that coming and told y'all to roll zune services into windows LIVE skydrive in a similar way two years ago... nothing like always trying to catch up though

  • @Dharmesh - Pls excuse the off topic comment. Thanks for adding the ability to add aliases to Hotmail. This feature and some others vindicate my stubborn loyalty to Hotmail for the last 13 years! One gripe, though - when I send an email from my alias, I cannot use a different name - i.e. the name that appears in the 'from' field of my primary mail address is still the name that appears with the alias. This does not give as much anonymity and privacy as an alias could. Could you please look into it? We would love it if you can let us choose a different handle/name per alias.

  • @GeraldM - I'll ping you offline to try and figure out how we can help.  Thanks.

  • GeraldM
    10 Posts

    @Dharmesh...that is not helpful.  I am not able to resolve this issue either through the documentation.  This is related to the default Office Hub which does not work or sync.  This should be default.  How is that Office integration?

  • @BrianP Sorry to hear you're having problems.  You should try to get more information from the Office Web Apps help forums here:  And if you don't see something that helps, please submit a new request.  Thanks.

  • Right.  And thanks for the two spam posts.   {grumble....}

  • BrianP
    3 Posts

    Why doesn't SkyDrive function correctly here in the states?  I can't even sync a OneNote file to Skydrive and there is no support for any other file type.  How is that support for Office Live?