Today is a great day for the Office 2010 team!. As Nick Simons posts on the Office Web Apps blog:
We are making available Excel, Word and PowerPoint Web Apps for a select group of Windows Live users as part of the Office Web Apps Technical Preview. While the initial functionality is modest it will expand over time. As we get closer to the release of Office 2010 we will make the Office Web Apps available to more Windows Live users.
This early peek at the Office Web Apps will include high-fidelity viewing of Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in the browser. Invitees will also be able to edit Excel and PowerPoint files. Over time we’ll add OneNote Web App and the ability to edit Word files as well. Stay tuned to this blog to hear more about the upcoming features.
If you weren’t one of the folks that received an invitation today, sign up for early notification about Office 2010 Beta and we will let you know when you can try it out too.
Brian Hall from Windows Live has also written more detail about the Office Web Apps on Windows Live — check out his post on the Windows Live blog.