For some, Microsoft Office for the iPad was viewed as the holy grail. For some it was endless waiting that rivaled anything Samuel Beckett ever wrote. For some the delays from Redmond made it irrelevant and they moved on to other options. There were even some who felt, for some reason, that without a version of Microsoft Office for the iPad, Apple’s iPads weren’t legitimate and couldn’t possibly be “real work” computers. Regardless, Microsoft has now released Office Apps for the iPad in the form of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and also updated OneNote to match the big trio. Let the “real work” begin.
In short, Microsoft has [...]
Microsoft, as expected, finally unveiled Office for iPad today. Actually there is no Microsoft Office for the iPad. There is Word for the iPad, Excel for the iPad, and Powerpoint for the iPad as three distinct Apps, unlike the existing Office Mobile versions for the iPhone and Android smartphones. Regardless of whether or not Microsoft is late to the party or not with the long overdue unveiling, it is obvious that a part of the strategy is to attract users to Microsoft’s Cloud service, OneDrive, formerly known as Skydrive. To that end, Microsoft is giving away free versions of OneDrive to some lucky iPad users beginning tomorrow, March 28, who happen to live close to a [...]