Microsoft Office - now available on iPads

28 March 2014

For anyone dull enough to wait - it has finally happened! Microsoft has released some of their Office applications Apple's iPad.

The App Store now houses Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, which have all been rejigged so they work with the iPad. You'll be able to view Office files, but not create or edit news ones unless you have an Office 365 cloud subscription. You will be able to recreate a laser pointer with your finger though, which is nice.

"When it comes to Office 365, the vision if fairly straightforward," said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. "It is to make sure that the one billion Office users have access to the high fidelity Office experience on every device they love to use. Today's announcement marks one more step in that direction."

Here's a typical corporate video with stupid ukuleles and piddling, plinking pianos.

So there you have it. Microsoft and Apple, sitting in a tree, K.I.S.S.I.N.G. (provided you're willing to stump up a yearly subscription to watch them go at it).

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