Probably too little known to the general public, Microsoft Office Web Apps may well out of the woods very soon, in the form of a dedicated service and designed to be much more visible.
And if Microsoft went a free version and while cloud its famous Office suite? The idea of what aback, because the publisher already offers its Office Web Apps, still much more limited in its SkyDrive platform. For their future, it would also not necessarily matter to enrich in terms of features, but simply to dissociate from their original platform to offer increased visibility.
Called Office Online, the new service would be similar to the old with tiny versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote applications. Side storage, users would have 7GB for their files, just like in the current version of Web Apps for SkyDrive. In short, apart from the dissociation of two services, nothing changes and Microsoft would actually reverse path to the Mountain View, which had integrated Google Docs in its storage service Google Drive, in 2012.