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:
Putting Office exclusively on Windows tablets may be a costly mistake, says analyst
FORTUNE -- Two and a half billion dollars.
That's how much Morgan Stanley's Adam Holt estimates Microsoft (MSFT) may be leaving on the table by not offering a full version of its Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) on Apple's (AAPL) iPads.
Here how he gets that number.
For starters he estimates that Microsoft probably sold fewer than 1 million Windows-based tablets MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 14, 2013 10:04 AM ET
Welcome to Google's Cloud Connect, Microsoft Office users.
With its purchase of DocVerse in March, Google (GOOG) obviously had the intentions of integrating Microsoft Office Applications into its Google Apps Cloud. Today, Docverse has turned into Google Cloud Connect.
With the plug-in, Office users can now simultaneously edit and store their documents in the Apps Cloud space that Google provides to businesses and schools.
Microsoft (MSFT) has similar functionality with its Live Office 2010 applications, MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 22, 2010 12:33 PM ET
Devices running Android and iOS can now edit spreadsheets and documents on the go, in real time.
Google (GOOG) announced today that mobile device users would be able to edit their Google Docs in real time. The technology is built on the new documents editor that was introduced in April.
Google gives some interesting use cases:
You can work on that important memo ... while on the bus or train to work.
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