Today at 11 am Pacific Standard Time, Microsoft Office for iPad went live in the app store. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the stage to reveal the new Office suite for the iPad bringing Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint to the world's most popular tablet. These three apps represent the first step a new shift in Microsoft's philosophy as Nadella pointed out with a focus on Cloud apps available on any device.
These apps seem to be heavily focused on tablet optimizations with graphics and text easily implemented on the fly. Demos shown at the Microsoft briefing really made the suite of apps look easy to use and easy to design. Microsoft also heavily emphasized OneDrive for sharing these files among devices. Microsoft is offering these apps for free for viewing and presenting but require users to have a Microsoft365 subscription to create on devices like the iPad.
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