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Microsoft Adds App Launcher for its Online Services

Microsoft announced today a new app launcher for its online services OneDrive,, and Office Online. The company hopes this will make it easier for users to switch between online services.

Microsoft App Launcher

The new app launcher is at the top left corner of the header and gives you access to, People, Calendar, OneDrive, and Online Office apps.

Microsoft App Launcher

The app launcher is available across all of the online services and makes switching between services much easier. This is a small visual change, but sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference.

It’s actually similar to the Google Apps Launcher as seen below. However, you can’t move apps around in Microsoft’s version like you can in Google’s but hopefully that ability will be added later.


This new feature was rolled out today, and all you need to do is log into your Microsoft account and you should see it.

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3 Responses to Microsoft Adds App Launcher for its Online Services

  1. Alex T October 22, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    Microsoft sure loves its Orange! I just logged in an I got it. Not bad. then again, Google has had this for a long time. Nice to see Microsoft is trying to compete again.

    • Brian Burgess October 22, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

      I actually like it. Makes navigating their online services much easier…although I use OneDrive and the most…still.

      It would be nice to arrange the app icons like you can on Google’s … someday maybe.

  2. Vadim October 22, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    I like it. Looks more modern than Google. Then again, google has never been known for design. Just a bunch of engineers.

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