The new Office is coming to iOS. It’s true, although to its credit, it’s been stated already. Office 365 Home Premium will take up residence in a few new places. But when?
I grabbed the first iPad about a week after if initially launched. At the time I had returned to school for some very specific courses. These were online courses, which allowed me to be anywhere at any time and still attend class and submit homework remotely. The online schooling systems around the nation are varied but definitely a cool way for busy adults to get or refine their education. But I opted for an iPad for my mobile classroom, not a laptop.
My biggest hurdle was file management and file reading. So I downloaded and installed Documents to Go for iOS devices. This is a handy application that allows iPad users to open, edit and save an amazing amount of file formats including PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel, Jpegs, PDF, MS Access and so much more. Apps like iWork and Quickoffice Pro HD offer similar functionality. Imagine my surprise when I discovered Microsoft was swallowing its pride and planning to support Android phones, Windows phones, and iOS.
The launch is TBD and nothing has been said about how revenue will be shared between Microsoft and Apple since Msoft does use a subscription model and is very miserly about sharing with Apple.
Microsoft today, officially released the desktop version of Office 365 Home Premium. Lets hope some form of this hits other mobile devices soon.
Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for GameRevolution.com. More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.