Microsoft Office

Office 365 Personal subscription plan launched, includes iPad editing

Microsoft has today unveiled a cheaper subscription option for Office 365 – Personal. Previously, consumers had to fork out $10 a month for the Home package, allowing up to 5 installations of Office. With the new iPad suite now available, the company has launched a package that limits installations, but opens up support for iPads and comes with a more affordable price tag.

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Microsoft Office for iPad review: Yep, it's good

Office for iPad is here. That means you can now download touch-optimized, tablet-specific versions of Microsoft's Word, Excel, and PowerPoint from the App Store and view or present Office documents for free. If you want to do anything more than that, if you want to edit them, you'll need an Office 365 subscription. That can run you anywhere from a few to quite a few dollars per month, depending on the type of account you get. If you're a business user who already has a subscription, you've no doubt been waiting for Office for iPad for a long time and either had to or wanted to get it the minute it became available. If you're not a business user, however, the question isn't just whether Office for iPad is good or not, but whether it's good enough to warrant the recurring price. So, is it?

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Microsoft Office for iOS reportedly finished, so why isn't it here yet?

Microsoft Office for iPhone and iPad is reportedly ready for release, so why has no-one seen it yet? According to a report from Reuters, new Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, is at the center:

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Is Microsoft Office on the Mac still important?

Rumor has it that Microsoft is on the cusp of releasing a new version of Office for Mac. It's been more than three years since the last version of Office came out. Things have changed a lot. Is Microsoft Office still important?

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Look out Evernote: Microsoft's OneNote is coming to Mac

Microsoft plans to release a Mac version of its OneNote software later this month. What's more, the software is going to be available for free, according to a new report. Microsoft appears to be aiming directly at Evernote and a host of other note-taking and note-organization tools already on the Mac.

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Microsoft Office 2014 might finally be on its way!

Microsoft Office for Mac hasn't seen a refresh in a few years now, but all that looks set to change in 2014. First reported from CeBIT by German site Computerwoche, Microsoft will finally update its office suite for Mac before this year is out. The folks at Macworld then followed up with a quote from Microsoft:

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Why Microsoft Office for iPad is still important: 'Almost' isn't good enough

On their surface Apple's iWork apps — now included with the purchase of new Macs or iOS devices — provide customers with Microsoft Office-like capabilities. Are they a substitute for Office? Maybe for some, but Office's absence on iPad is still a glaring void that needs to be filled. For many of Apple's customers, there's simply no adequate substitute for Microsoft's productivity software.

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Steve Ballmer says that Microsoft Office will make its way to the iPad... eventually

Microsoft Office will eventually come to iPad, according to none other than Steve Ballmer. It's probable that the iPad version of Office will follow a touch-based version of the app suite for Windows 8.

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iWork for iOS going free gives Microsoft something to think about

Slipped into the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c keynote earlier this week, was the announcement that the iWork suite of apps for iOS would be going free with new iOS device purchases. This includes mobile productivity apps Pages, Numbers and Keynote, Apple's answer to Microsoft Office. There's been much said about how this might affect Microsoft's product, and Paul Thurrott of the Supersite for Windows has weighed in:

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Microsoft Office once again reportedly coming to iOS, seriously

After countless rumors, Microsoft Office is once again said to be on its way to the iPhone and iPad (and Android). Office for iOS will reportedly consist of separate apps for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and will require a Microsoft account to use. The basic Office apps will allow users to view their documents, but an Office 365 subscription will be required for editing.

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