More details revealed for Office for the iPad on iOS 9 and Apple Watch
Microsoft's surprise appearance at Apple's press event this week showed off how its Office apps will work with the upcoming iPad Pro tablet. Now the company has offered more information on how Office will work with the iPad on iOS 9. It has also revealed some new features that will be coming to its Outlook and Translator apps on the Apple Watch with the release of WatchOS 2.
The biggest feature on Office with the iPad with iOS 9 is the split-screen view, which will allow apps like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to run next to each other. In addition, Microsoft says those Office apps can run next to the Outlook email app:
Office apps for the iPad will also support inking via the Apple Pencil:
In addition, iOS 9 will allow Office users on both the iPhone and iPad to see OneNote notes and Outlook email messages in search results. Also, iPad users with a wireless keyboard can tap on the Command key to get an overview of all the Office keyboard shortcuts.
When WatchOS 2 is released for the Apple Watch, the Outlook app for the smartwatch will be updated with some new features;
The Microsoft Translator app will also receive some additional features:
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