Microsoft's Office suite has been downloaded to 12 million Apple iPad users
posted by Alan F. / Apr 04, 2014, 2:10 PM
While downloading the Office suite app is free, you are limited to viewing previously made documents, and presenting them. To start a new document, or to perform any editing functions, iPad owners will need to subscribe to Office 365. A one-year subscription is $99.99 which can be paid as an in-app purchase. Students pay $79.99 for the university edition, and later this year Microsoft will make available a $69.99 personal subscription. Microsoft has not revealed the number of such subscriptions it has received from iPad users. Earlier this year, some analysts concluded that Microsoft was losing out on $2.5 billion a year in revenue by not offering the Office suite to users of Apple's iOS flavored slates.
source: SeattleTimes via Engadget
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I didn't know that you can download Apps to users... I usually like to download them to my devices though
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 2:19 PM 2
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Very impressive. Nadella made the right choice. Ballmer tried to bring iPad users to use Office (failed pretty badly) and Nadella decided to bring Office to iPad users. RIP Windows RT
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 2:24 PM 3
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Wow those coders at MS sure do code fast. Nedella took the reigns about a month ago. In that month he hed them write and pushing out an Office app of IPad. Shame on Steve Ballmer he wasn't pushing them hard enough.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 3:18 PM 0
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Apple is thinking to release iTunes on Android though:http://blog.gsmarena.com/apple-contemplates-on-demand-music-streaming-service-itunes-for-android/ Days are gone when OEMs tried to retain/contain their exclusivity to their platform. Even Blackberry released their popular BBM service on android/ios and same thing is done by MS.
posted on Apr 04, 2014, 6:42 PM 3
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