Excel on iPad

Microsoft has released new versions of its Word, Excel and PowerPoint Office apps for iPhone and iPad. The updates add a way for those users to view files that have been previously protected, along with some other additional features;

Here's a quick breakdown of what's new in the 1.11 versions of these apps:

  • Bi-directional and complex script languages: now supports bi-directional text editing and complex script for Arabic, Hebrew, and Thai.
  • View protected documents: open and view documents that have access permissions applied to them.
  • Easier sharing: invite people to edit a document and grant them permissions, all from within the app.
  • Integration with Outlook: send a document as an attachment in Outlook. Or directly edit a document attached to or linked from an Outlook email message.

Microsoft released a new email app for the iPhone earlier this week called Send that has a number of instant messaging influences.

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