While it was clear after one week of availability that many people were interested in downloading Office for iPad, it was also clear from our comments section that few were willing to pay the price for full functionality. To get anything more than read and presentation support, users also must have an Office 365 subscription,
Riding high on the news that the Office for iPad suite of apps has already surpassed 12 million downloads in its first week of availability, the Microsoft development team responsible participated in a Reddit AMA yesterday. After promising that print functionality was coming “in due course,” the team shed some light on the development of
Well, that was fast. Just one week after launching its Office suite of apps for the iPad, Microsoft announced via a tweet yesterday that they have already surpassed 12 million downloads. This number also includes legacy OneNote downloads, and Microsoft didn’t provide numbers on each app’s contribution to the overall total, but the achievement is
Samsung, like many leading manufacturers, hasn’t produced a flagship Windows Phone for many months. There have been rumours that we’ll see another ATIV hit the market and this looks to be true. Reputable device leaker @evleaks previously outed a Samsung Windows Phone with Verizon branding — this is expected to be the ATIV SE and
At the Build developer conference today, Microsoft has taken the wraps off Windows Phone 8.1, an update to the mobile OS coming soon to WP8-powered devices. While the core tenets of the platform are unchanged — it still looks and feels very much like the Live Tile-centric experience we know — there are some major improvements
Microsoft has removed the need to pay for a monthly or yearly Office 365 subscription to access the admittedly-limited Office for Android and iPhone apps. On the day the company launched its long-awaited Office for iPad suite, which includes three separate apps, Word, Powerpoint and Excel, they are opening the “starter kit” to all users.
Microsoft has announced the availability of Microsoft Office for iPad today as part of new CEO Satya Nadella’s first major press event. Microsoft Office for iPad will feature Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and go live today in the App Store around 11 am PST. Office for iPad will operate under a freemium model, allowing all
Microsoft’s OneNote-related announcements today are merely a preamble to an Office-focused announcement on March 27th. The Redmond-based software giant will reportedly unveil the long-awaited Office for iPad next week, bringing a fuller and more feature-rich version of the suite to Apple’s tablet platform. Microsoft already has versions of Office for Android smartphones and iPhones, which
With its latest update, Bing for Android is turning into a pretty useful little app. While most Android users are loathe to use a competitor’s engine, and Google’s search dominance is well established, Microsoft is approaching the game from another angle. It is offering users a simple, clean interface with a heavy emphasis on images.
Microsoft’s nine new hardware partners may have to pay significantly less in Windows Phone license fees
Microsoft is currently in discussions with nine new hardware vendors to create Windows Phone devices. While only two of them, LG and Lenovo, are well known in North America (and the latter only moderately), the mobile OS is blowing up in parts of Europe, Asia and South America. Much of that growth is owed to