Microsoft has announced that it is dropping the requirement of an Office 365 subscription for its Office apps on iOS and, soon, on Android, effectively making Office free across all mobile devices.
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In a new blog post, Microsoft reveals more information on how the Office for iPad team designed the interface for those apps, including the creation of the Ribbon UI.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was asked if it matters that products being announced by Satya Nadella came to fruition under him, but he said he doesn't care as long as the company succeeds.
Google has launched new stand alone iOS and Android Docs and Sheets apps that allow users to create and edit documents that can be stored on Google Drive, with a Slides app due for release later.
Microsoft has now finally added printing support to its first major update for its Office for iPad apps, along with SmartGuides in PowerPoint and even more improvements.
Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company's iPad sales progress in a conference call today, despite its lower numbers, but also claims Microsoft should have released Office for iPad sooner.
Microsoft's Office for iPad team has taken to Reddit to conduct an AMA and is providing new details about it's future plans for Office including Android plans and a new version of Office for OS X.
Microsoft has announced its four new Office for iPad apps have exceeded 12 million downloads in just a week, though exact figures for each app have yet to be released.
A new article from Computerworld is claiming Microsoft is trying to cheat Apple out of money for Office 365 subscriptions not purchased through the Office for iPad apps... which is pretty absurd.
Microsoft admits that it does not "strictly enforce the limit" on how many Office for iPad installations are made on one Office 365 subscription, but it does track how many have been installed.
Microsoft offers a way to sign up for Office 365 subscription within the new Office for iPad apps, and Apple will indeed get its 30 percent cut of those revenues if they are made within the apps.
Starting on Friday, the first 50 people who bring in an iPad to a Microsoft Store retail location will be able to get a free Office 365 Home Premium subscrption, normally worth $99.99.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took to Twitter today to offer congratuations over today's launch of Office for the iPad family of tablets.
Microsoft has pushed out an update for OneNote for Apple's iPad that been redesigned to have the same user interface elements as the newly released Office for iPad suite.
Microsoft has announced that Office Mobile for the iPhone and Android smartphones is now free to use for home devices, without the need to get an Office 365 subscription.
A new report claims that Microsoft will officially reveal an Enterprise Mobility Suite for iOS, Android and Windows devices Thursday at the same event where it will also announce Office for iPad.