One report now indicates that users with an Android tablet should expect a touch-centric version of Microsoft’s Office suite of productivity apps even before they debut on Microsoft’s own Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems.
A report originating from All About Microsoft indicates that Microsoft has plans to release a version of Office for Android tablet users before its own Windows users. Normally, issues like these crop up in software development if one or another project has fallen behind. We don’t yet know if that’s the case here, but it is worth noting that more Android tablets are sold than Windows tablet today. That could account for a possible change in priority, [...]
A presentation that leaked past weekend could provide Windows 8 users with an idea of how the Windows Store version of the Microsoft Office Suite of productivity apps will look when they do finally arrive.
Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott was among the first to share the screenshots of what could be the version of Microsoft Office that makes it into the Windows Store.
The presentation includes screenshots of the five major Microsoft Office applications that seem to have all been adapted to fit the touch-centric and mouse friendly design language that building a decent Windows Store app requires. In these pictures Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook have all had their [...]
Surprisingly, that didn’t take long. Microsoft released the long awaited Office for iPad Apps not much more than a month ago. Today it is out with an update for the iPad versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, that among other things, gives users the ability to print documents. If you have been following the story that might seem odd, but the initial release of the Apps did not include printing functionality, which most thought was an odd omission. That’s been corrected as of a new round of updates for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint for the iPad.
The big question users might be asking is if they need to purchase an Office 365 subscription to take advantage of [...]
If there’s a single suite of apps that users need on nearly every device with screen and a keyboard, it’s Office, Microsoft’s suite of productivity applications. For two decades Microsoft Office has been how people around the world get work done. Companies and small businesses around the world don’t just use it. Many of their employees live in its Outlook email and calendar tool. Word, Excel and PowerPoint are the apps that millions of students and teachers rely on for creating presentations, writing papers and more.
Sometime ago Microsoft found itself at a crossroads. At a time when more and more users were less willing to make pricey one-time software purchases, how [...]
Microsoft has been very busy in the last month as it works to develop and extend its Mobile and Cloud strategy. Earlier today we posted about the availability of the new lower cost Office 365 Personal edition and included references to the newly released Microsoft Office Apps for the iPad, as well as the fact that Office Mobile is now available for free for iPhones, Windows Phones and Android Phones. And then there’s what looks like some very positive impressions for the newly released Developer’s Preview of Windows Phone 8.1. If it sounds like Microsoft is serious about you being able to access your Office documents regardless of the platform or device you’re [...]
Microsoft has been making big splashes in the mobile pond of late as it works to build on its Mobile and Cloud strategy. The release of Office Apps for the iPad sent out the biggest ripples in the pond. That was preceded by a release of OneNote for the Mac, which caught many off guard. Based on what we’re hearing the newly released developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 is also garnering very high marks from lots of of early adopters.
Earlier this year, before the launch of the Office Apps for the iPad, Microsoft had announced that a cheaper, “personal” version of Office 365 would be available this spring. And today Microsoft has made Office 365 Personal [...]