Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Open desktop Office docs from Skydrive?

Microsoft have updated their Office Web Apps to include the ability to embed Office documents in web pages amongst other things. However this post:

 

http://blogs.office.com/b/office_blog/archive/2010/09/23/office-web-apps-reach-20-million-new-features-today-7-more-countries.aspx

 

Also notes the following:

 

Open desktop Office from SkyDrive: Now you can open Office files on your desktop directly from SkyDrive. We added this feature after seeing that over 90% of the Office documents on SkyDrive are created in Office on the desktop. Making it easier for you to work with those files just makes sense.

 

What I want to know is HOW? Maybe that feature hasn’t been rolled out to my Skydrive account but the article doesn’t mention any limitations.

 

I think this would be a really handy feature that I’d love to test but for the life of me I can’t find out how to do it. Surely, I’m missing something and I can’t find anything on the web.

 

Does anyone know how to open an Office document on your desktop directly from Skydrive?

 

Update:

 

So as some people have noted maybe the Microsoft blog post should read

 

Open desktop Office [applications] from SkyDrive: Now you can open Office files on your desktop [using the Office applications installed on your computer] directly from SkyDrive. We added this feature after seeing that over 90% of the Office documents on SkyDrive are created in Office on the desktop [with the desktop Office applications]. Making it easier for you to work with those files just makes sense.

i.e. this button

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however I always though that was there. Maybe not. Confusing none the less.