Microsoft upgrades Office versions for Chrome Web Store

Microsoft upgraded its Office suite for the Chrome Web Store.

Over the last few weeks, all the news around Microsoft Excel and the rest of the Office productivity suite has surrounded the launch of the iPad applications of these programs. They have been a major hit since entering the market.

According to an article from The Next Web, Microsoft has made another major announcement when it comes to the Office suite. This week, the company launched a series of updates for the Office Online platform for the Chrome Web Store. The updates are for Word, Tell me for Excel and PowerPoint and printing for OneNote Online.

With these applications on the Chrome Web Store, users can add them to the Chrome App launcher to more easily create documents and spreadsheets with a single click.

“Excel Online has gained the ability to insert new comments as well as edit and delete existing comments,” the article reads. “There are also a huge amount of bug fixes and improvements, like letting you open and edit VBA-enabled spreadsheets without removing (or corrupting) the VBA contained in the file.”

New Excel features include the ability to hide and unhide rows and columns, customizable status bar aggregates and GoTo support. It also incorporates Tell Me, which allows users to ask specific questions and have relevant commands presented in an easy to use drop-down list so you can perform the action right then.

With the help of an Excel consulting firm, any company will be able to incorporate the latest technology and make sure they are able to get the most out of their spreadsheets.