Microsoft announced that the word "Online" will be removed from Office Online branding. Apparently it was too accurate.
"Microsoft has decided to discontinue the & # 39; Online & # 39; branding for the web version of Office and adopt new terminology for the way we refer to the apps on the Web," explains Bill Doll By Microsoft The very wording of this first sentence indicates that he is trying to distance himself from this bad decision. "Office Online is now just Office."
No, it's not April 1st. Instead, Microsoft believes that it is no longer necessary to point out that [its] offers allow access to apps on more than one platform. The name of the platform in the product name. I do not agree with you. Microsoft has always provided access to its Office apps on more than one platform – you may remember, Excel was first delivered to the Mac – and it's important to be specific. Word for Mac is not the same as Word for Windows or Word Online – sorry, "Word for the Web" – despite the similar look and feel, functionality and even the codebase.
What's really silly here is that even Microsoft acknowledges this.
"Of course, we still sometimes have to refer to the Web version of Office, so we may use the term" Office for the Web, "which matches our reference to Office on other platforms," Office for Windows, "" Office for Mac "," Office for iOS "and" Office for Android "," he continues. "However, for the Web, there is no new brand or strict naming convention, so you may also see that we have terms like & # 39; … on the Web & # 39 ;, … on Office.com & # 39; and & # 39; … in a browser "We encourage people to use the most appropriate terminology for a particular context and the best clarity. "
I know, you think that could not get any worse, but you're wrong.
" It's important to know that this brand change only applies to the Office apps, " Doll goes on, classifying disbelief at 11. "There is no Change to the brand for our online server products – especially Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Project Online and Office Online Server. "