Microsoft unveiled Office for iPad and iPhone. Unveiling Office for iPad, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Excel, Microsoft said Office for iPad isn’t simply Office on another device. Office for iPad is totally reimagined and built from scratch for the iPad to offer “touch experience”. Office for iPad is freely available to read word documents, view Excel files, and present with Powerpoint.
However, if one wants to edit documents on the iPad not just view, one needs to have an Office 365 subscription, you can edit and create new documents with the iPad. Office 365 subscription starts at $7 per month and it will be an in-app purchase with Apple getting 30% of the cost. Office 365 subscription gives the Office for iPad apps installed on up to 5 tablets. Not just that, also 5 copies across Office for your PCs and Macs. Microsoft claims that
When you edit a document, you can be sure that content and formatting will be maintained across Office on PC, Mac, tablet and phone.
In addition to Office for iPad, Microsoft made Office Mobile for iPhone and Android phones available for free.
Special deal to get Office for iPad Subscription free
Just for the weekend, Microsoft Office for iPad subscription is free for the first 50 customers who visit Microsoft store.
— Microsoft Store (@MicrosoftStore) March 27, 2014
Visit the Microsoft store site to find the closest Windows store to get Office iPad subscription for free.
Check out the conversation between the Apple CEO and Microsoft CEO on Twitter.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 27, 2014
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) March 27, 2014