Microsoft Office Officelogo is a suite of productivity applications from Microsoft, first released in November 1990. It is available for Windows, OS X, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. An online version, Office Online, is also available.



The core programs that form Office are:

Microsoft Word (Released in September 1983)
a rich text word processor with HTML support
Microsoft Excel (Released in January 1985)
a spreadsheet application with advanced formulas and formatting
Microsoft PowerPoint (Released in July 1987)
a presentation application with animation and multimedia capabilities
Microsoft Outlook (Released in April 1993)
an email client. It was a core program until Office 2010
Macro Coding - VBA
Assisting in information flow behind some of the products available in any version of Office


Additional programs in the PC version are:

The following applications are no longer branded as part of Microsoft Office:

Server applications

Web services

  • Office Web Apps — Web-based companions to Microsoft Office applications to view, create, and edit documents.
  • Office Live
    • Office Live Small Business — Web hosting services and online collaboration tools for small businesses.
    • Office Live Workspace — Online storage and collaboration service for documents, superseded by Office Web Apps and OneDrive
  • Live Meeting — Web conferencing service.
  • Microsoft Office product web site — Provides support for all Microsoft Office products.
  • Microsoft Update — Web site. Patch detection and installation service for Microsoft Office.
  • Office 365 — Subscription based software services that can include a subscription to desktop applications in addition to cloud-based services.

Logo Timeline


  1. "Microsoft Office Suites". Microsoft. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
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Applications (List)
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Forms ServerGroove ServerLync ServerPerformancePoint ServerProject ServerProject Portfolio ServerSharePoint ServerExcel ServicesInfoPath Forms Services
Office Mobile
Live MeetingOffice LiveOffice Web AppsOutlook Web AppOffice
Office tools
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AccountingDocument ImagingEntourageFrontPageMicrosoft InterConnectLiquid MotionMailOffice AssistantsMicrosoft PhotoDrawPhoto EditorSchedule+Snapshot Viewer for AccessMicrosoft Vizact
Related products
WorksMapPointSearch ServerLanguage Packs
Information Bridge FrameworkObject Linking and EmbeddingOffice Open XMLOffice XML formatsSmart tagsVisual Basic for Applications

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