The web-based version of Microsoft’s Office productivity suite is now available in New Zealand as part of a 15-country roll-out of the company’s answer to offerings from Google and Zoho.
Office Web Apps allows people to view, edit and share Office documents using a Web browser, and applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
Office Web Apps is also now available in China, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and Turkey, according to Microsoft. Office Web Apps is now available in 26 countries, Microsoft said.
Microsoft said that more than 20 million people used Office Web Apps within the first three months after it became available in June. Office Web Apps is free to people with a Windows Live account. Microsoft also lets Office 2010 volume licensing customers run Office Web Apps locally on their servers.