Microsoft has released the technical preview version of Microsoft Office 2010 (code name: Office 14), the successor of Office 2007, and is expected to be available in the first half of 2010. The Office 2010 include the new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Publisher and SharePoint Server, and with have ribbon-based customizable interfaces.
Microsoft Office Web Applications are the online companion to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote applications, which allow you to access documents from anywhere from the Windows Live. The Office Web allows you to even simultaneously share and work on documents with others online. You can view and share documents across PCs, mobile phones, and the Web, create new documents, and do basic editing using the familiar Office interface.
The Office Web Applications have the user interfaces similar to their desktop applications. These Office Web Applications will work in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari. Office Web Applications can also be used with any mobile phone that has a compatible microbrowser.
Microsoft is going to provide the Office Web Applications for free, like Google Apps. It is said that the new Office Web Applications seem to be far more powerful than Google Apps and should offer much better compatibility with Microsoft Office files.