Microsoft Online Services: Short Review – 2017 | UPDATED



I’ve been thinking about the topic of the next entry and recalled the debate we had at the office. It was related to Microsoft, to be more exact, its services. I’ve occupied the advocating position; I’ve been trying to convince my colleagues that the company from Redmond is not so bad at online applications. Moreover, in some cases they can overcome that of Google. My colleagues, being core fans of Google, insisted on the opposite.

We are used to using Gmail, we create documents using Google Docs, and we create notes in Google Keep. What can Microsoft offer concerning their will to create the integrated ecosystem (a computer – a tablet – a smartphone) with complete synchronization of all data? I’ve always liked this idea and I’m waiting for it to come true.

All users of Windows 10 have the opportunity to create a mail account which at the same time is the digital key to the calendar, OneDrive cloud storage, the game center, etc. You can attach your personal computer to your mail account. Well, it’s safe. If your OS is not Windows, you need to go to Outlook.com and undergo the standard procedure.

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Besides excellent (and very convenient) mail service we have edit the calendar, communicate with our friends on Facebook and Skype, we can create Word and Excel documents online as well as PowerPoint presentations. And all these possibilities are free! When I found these new possibilities I decided not to buy the latest version of Office. For a basic user this functionality is enough and to spare.

Word Online

Word Online

Word Online

I don’t have new Office package, I must confess. I have replaced it with the free analogue called LibreOffice long time ago. Therefore I cannot compare the functionalities. Even if the one of LibreOffice is limited, this is not of critical character. You don’t have problems typing the text of an article or editing the existing document.

It’s pretty simple. Electronic spreadsheets. Counting, calculations, constructing graphs – no problem!

Excel Online

Excel Online

Excel Online

It’s pretty simple. Electronic spreadsheets. Counting, calculations, constructing graphs – no problem!

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint Online — is a powerful instrument for creating presentations. It is one of the most useful widgets for pupils, students, and flashy office workers.

You can either download the new document to your computer or save it in OneDrive. Plus, you can share the document and provide access for collaborative editing in one click. There is a separate program designed for creating notes, it is called OneNote.

Outlook.com is a good pick. If your internet connection is stable, there is no discomfort during work, the documents are being saved on the server every few seconds, and this allows avoiding emergencies. Having a tablet or a smartphone on Windows you can instantly access all saved content. This is great. It’s a great alternative for those people who got used to Microsoft products.