On February 1 we said that the Office Web Apps (on Windows Live SkyDrive and Hotmail) would be available worldwide in March, and they have arrived!
The Office Web Apps are now live in 18 new countries in Central and South America, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Last but certainly not least, rollout to Central and South America marks our global grand finale, making the Web Apps available worldwide in more than 190 countries – just nine months since they launched on June 7, 2010.
Out of approximately 2 billion internet users worldwide, there are roughly 750 million Office users. To us, this delta represents tremendous opportunity for 1) offering our 750 million (and growing) customers the best online companion to Office; and 2) offering people from all walks of the life the ability to view, edit, and share Office documents from anywhere with a browser and an internet connection. This includes viewing, editing, and sharing Office document attachments in Hotmail.