Microsoft today announced that it is rebranding “Office Online” as simply “Office.” Along with Office Online, other apps like Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online and OneNote online will also lose the “Online” branding. When Microsoft wants to refer to the web version of Office, it will something like “Office for the web,” just like “Office for Windows,” “Office for Mac,” “Office for iOS,” and “Office for Android.” Microsoft may also use terminology such as “…on the web,” “…on Office.com,” and “…in a browser” to refer to web version of Office.
Microsoft also mentioned that there is no change to the branding of its “Online” server products including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Project Online, and Office Online Server.
Here’s why Microsoft is making this change:
Office uses sub-brands to denote our offerings such as Office 365 and Office 2019. Because our offerings have evolved to provide access to apps on more than one platform, it no longer makes sense to use any platform-specific sub-brands.