Microsoft Office released for iPad (Video)

By Joy Perrone,

Microsoft has finally unveiled new software which will allow Apple iPad users to download Microsoft Office products onto their devices.

iPad users have been asking for Microsoft Office apps since the iPad first launched, and Microsoft has listened to their demands by launching Office for iPad. Users will be able to download Powerpoint, Word and Excel for use on their tablet.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the system has been redesigned for easy tablet use. This marks the beginning of a new era for the technology brand as they move away from a "Windows-first" mentality by making Microsoft products available over multiple platforms.

Office for iPad works on a subscription-based payment plan, called Office 365, reports Tech Crunch. By purchasing a payment plan, users can share documents with multiple people and edit them from their tablets. Plans start at $6.99/month for a personal plan and $9.99 for a Home Premium plan that lets up to five people access documents.

Without a payment plan, users can only view documents, not edit them.

Office for iPad is available now in the App Store.



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