The much rumored and discussed Office for iPad has been a topic of conversation across the web, and finally on Thursday, Microsoft released Office for iPad. The free release is one of the bigger products for the iPad, and is sure to make iPad users happy for this set of software from Microsoft.
Microsoft released Office for iPad as a series of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for the iPad. Satya Nadella announced this in a press briefing on Thursday in San Francisco, and detailed the many features of the free product. It does though cost if interested in editing documents.
Office For iPad Overview
Microsoft’s Office for iPad product is a series of free apps on the Apple iTunes Store for iPad users to use starting Thursday. The trio of applications are free for iPad users to use, and allow users to view documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on their iPads with the native Office product from Microsoft.
The viewing of documents is free on the iPad using these apps, but a paid subscription to Office 365 will allow you to edit them. Users will need to sign in with their OneDrive or SharePoint documents online, or view them if stored locally. A free 30-day trial is available for users to play with at Office.com from Microsoft.
Overall View Of Office For iPad
The Office for iPad apps are a perfect group of iPad apps and make a perfect productivity suite of products for users. Microsoft has long delayed these apps for the iPad, and users have had to use alternatives. This however, brings the power of Office to the iPad, and will allow users to view and edit documents on the go.
Microsoft has shown its full mobile power with this release, and show they want to build for more than just the Surface. The iPad is a huge enterprise product, and now business users will be able to use Office on their iPads. It is free, but hopefully it will encourage users to sign up for Office 365, and turn those free trials into paying users in the future.
Office for iPad is huge and a big release. I tried it and love it, thanks to Microsoft.