How To Access And Try Microsoft Office Web Apps Tech Preview

If you are curious and eager to try out Office Web Apps, after reading our review, you have to sign up here. Then you have to wait for the invitation to come. But, (once signed up) there is another way to try.

Now this works if you are already in the Office 2010 Tech Preview, but hey you never know, it might if you aren’t too…just follow these steps:

1. Go to Windows Live SkyDrive and sign in with the Windows Live ID you registered earlier.

2. Upload some Microsoft Office documents into the Documents/My Documents folder on your Skydrive
SkydriveDocuments

3. Notice a “join our preview program” bar appears
OfficeWebAppsSkydrive

4. Click “join our preview program” and accept the agreement
OfficeWEbAppsJoin 
If you click “Learn more” you will be led to this page first:
Click to Learn More  
Click on the link “Start using the Office Web Apps today !” to get to the agreement.

Now you will see the ‘New’ option which will allow you to create new documents and start working on them.
OfficeWebAppsNew
 
To edit or view existing ones, select the document then click “View” to view it or “Edit” to edit it. Online editing is currently available for Excel and PowerPoint files only. The ability to edit Word documents online will be available at a later date.

Good luck and enjoy!