At the press event in San Francisco, Microsoft announced Office for iPad apps. Office for iPad suite includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint to be specific. OneNote is already available for iPad. The download link will be available in few hours from now. Office for iPad requires Office 365 subscription. If you don’t have, you can still download the app and enjoy reading and presenting documents. Microsoft is working on bringing similar apps for in Windows Store and Google Play store as well.
A familiar Microsoft Office experience
•It’s easy to pick up the app and get started, because it’s like the Excel, Word and PowerPoint experience you already know.
•The familiar navigation and menu options are built for a touch experience. No keyboard required.
A qualifying Office 365 subscription is required to edit and create Excel spreadsheets. Qualifying plans include:
•Office 365 Home
•Office 365 Small Business Premium
•Office 365 Midsize Business
•Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E4 (Enterprise and Government)
•Office 365 Education A3 and A4
•Office 365 ProPlus
•Office 365 University
•Office 365 trial subscriptions
If you don’t have a subscription, you can buy Office 365 Home within the Excel for iPad app. With Office 365 Home, you also get always-up-to-date versions of Office for up to 5 PCs or Mac and 5 mobile devices, an additional 20 GB of OneDrive cloud storage, and Skype world minutes (where available).
Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your iTunes account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period, unless auto-renew is disabled beforehand. Subscriptions may be managed, and auto-renewal may be disabled by going to your iTunes account settings after purchase. A subscription cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period.
Powerpoint: iTunes Store
Watch the event live here.