office for ipadTrue to form, Microsoft has unveiled Office for iPad that ought to keep the masses even more productive while they are on the move. After all, Office for iPad has been talked about for many a year in the past, so when Office for iPhone was introduced, it raised hopes of us seeing an optimized version for the iPad in due time. We are glad to say that this day has finally arrived, where you will see the triumvirate of Word, PowerPoint and Excel on the iPad.

It ought to have shown up on the App Store already, since the slated release time for Office for iPad was designated at 11AM Pacific (2PM Eastern). Similar to the iPhone and Android versions, Office for iPad would arrive in a free to download manner, where you can check out documents as well as make presentations without falling back on a paid subscription.

Of course, one will first need to sign in with a OneDrive or SharePoint account in order to retrieve your documents, otherwise the alternative would be to locally stash your files on the iPad which is not that good an idea in this day and age from a security point of view. Should you happen to edit a document or work on a new one, an Office 365 subscription is required, although those who want a taster session can sign up for a 30-day trial at Office.com.

Microsoft has taken the pains to maximize the iPad’s large display, which is a good thing. Apart from that, you will find advanced features such as Sparklines and author blocking thrown into the mix.

Filed in Tablets . Tags: iPad, Microsoft and office. Source: zdnet
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