Start using Office and Office Online

Office 365 includes Office Online and works with Office desktop programs. You can also use Office 365 to share and collaborate with people inside and outside your organization on documents you store in OneDrive.

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. At the top of the page, select OneDrive. Or, select the app launcher Office 365 app launcher icon, and then select OneDrive.

    Office 365 navigation options
  3. Select New Document to create a document.


  • Use Office Online to view and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files in a web browser

  • Store documents in Office 365 and access them seamlessly in Office desktop applications as old as Office 2007

  • With a subscription to Office, you can stream Office desktop applications to your computer without a download

  • Access and edit documents from your phone, tablet, or other mobile device

  • Collaborate on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files, including simultaneous co-authoring

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Note SkyDrive is now OneDrive, and SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business. Read more about this change at From SkyDrive to OneDrive.

Note   Office Online was formerly known as Office Web Apps.

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Applies To: Office 365 End User

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