Microsoft has recently announced a new home page experience in Office 365. Users can now access the full potential of Office 365 from the web portal as they can in the desktop version, providing a quick access to all services, download and settings. Besides this, the licensed customers of Office 365, you can now can access the direct downloads-links of various Office applications from the new home page.
If you are an existing customer of Office 365, just log-in to your account and click the Office 365 logo on the web browser version. This will transition you to the new for better optimization and a more fluent use of Office 365’s tools. New customers will automatically land on this home page as they sign into Office 365.
The new home page is designed to let you launch documents and applications faster than ever. It presents the appropriate download links on all platforms, detects your device automatically and prompts the best suitable/compatible operating system. For example, you are a Mac user, the homepage will present the appropriate Office installation for Mac, giving you a cleaner and more user-friendly experience. As you finish installing Office on your device, all your services are displayed in Microsoft’s new box-laden Windows 8 finish in the homepage.
Furthermore, Office 365 now also lets you set your own default landing page when you sign-in to the portal. Your new user preferences will land you immediately into applications such as Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive or Lync.