Office 2013 Service Pack 1 Released

In February, Microsoft announced the release of Office 2013 Service Pack 1. The only major functionality update listed in the SP1 changes appears to be “Power Map” for Excel, a “3D visualization tool for mapping, exploring, and interacting with geographical and temporal data in Excel.” This feature is listed as being available to Office 365 ProPlus customers.

Most of the other changes in SP1 provide improved compatibility with Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 11, and newer hardware.

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Office Web Apps renamed to Office Online

In February, Microsoft announced that Office Web Apps is now called Office Online. The main functionality improvement mentioned in relation to this change is real-time co-authoring, a more robust and straight-forward way to collaborate on documents with others simultaneously in the Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Web apps.

Along with this change, Microsoft has renamed the cloud storage system from SkyDrive to OneDrive.

Office Online and OneDrive are both designed to be fully integrated with Office 365.

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