The official demonstration of Office for iPad started at the 10 minute mark in Microsoft's Thursday press event, right after CEO Satya Nadella, the newly appointed successor to Bill Gates and Steve Balmer, delivered his "mobile-first, cloud-first" marching orders.
The new apps are available on the Apple App Store as read-only "fremiums." To edit or create a new document, you'll need to sign up for Office 365, an annual subscription service available at several price points, starting at $2.50 a month for students, $5 a month for small businesses.
A few more demos:
Steve Ballmer will step down as chief executive immediately, and Bill Gates will vacate his position as chairman of the technology giant's board.
FORTUNE -- Microsoft (MSFT) on Tuesday named Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer, ending an extended search for a new leader. He's only the third CEO in the technology company's 39-year history, and previously served as executive vice president of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group.
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FORTUNE -- If you came of age after Microsoft (MSFT) dominated the technology industry, you might well look at Bill Gates' philanthropic efforrs and call him a hero. Others who had to compete against the de facto monopoly that was Microsoft under Bill Gates might see things differently. To them, he was a vampiric force that fed on MOREJan 8, 2014 12:49 PM ET
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FORTUNE -- On the eve of his exit as chief executive officer of Microsoft, after more than a decade on the job, Steve Ballmer is more than MOREDec 11, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The former IBM chief has a stellar record. What better credentials could a new Microsoft CEO have than having humiliated and beaten his new charges?
FORTUNE -- When I reviewed Steve Ballmer's umpteenth structural reorganization of Microsoft last month -- was it only last month? -- I noted that the key missing ingredient to making the construct work was leadership. A re-jiggered Apple without Steve Jobs doing the jiggering never would MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Aug 27, 2013 10:13 AM ET
It's taken a couple of days for the import of Ballmer's retirement to sink in.
FORTUNE -- For a time in the mid 1980s, Steve Ballmer used to stop by my cubby hole at Time Magazine on his visits to New York. I was a struggling staff writer and he was Bill Gates' oversized salesman, but he didn't impress me as a man with a vision or deep knowledge of computers, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 25, 2013 5:52 AM ET
Investors cheered news that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will retire, but there is no obvious successor in line.
FORTUNE -- It's hard not to feel a little bit bad for Steve Ballmer today. Not because he's finally giving up the reins at Microsoft, where his 13-year tenure as CEO has been a string of disappointments for investors, but because there's finally a figure -- arbitrary as it may be -- to MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Aug 23, 2013 12:43 PM ET
A video glimpse into a 30-year relationship that is the definition of frenemies.
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"And of the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs"
FORTUNE -- Edited down to 2 minutes for your convenience, author Malcolm Gladwell's provocative remarks about which entrepreneurs will be remembered 50 years from now and which forgotten:
In a nutshell, the bestselling author (Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers) and high-end public speaker (top fee: $80,000 per hour) put Microsoft's (MSFT) Bill Gates on a pedestal ("there will be statues of Gates MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 10, 2012 4:57 PM ET
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