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It's finally happening: Office for iPad Rumored for March 27 Launch
. According to Forbes, Office for iPad is available starting today for free in Apple's App Store. 
 
However, if users want to do more than just basic tasks, they'll have to pay for an Office 365 subscription. This will allow for more advanced tasks, such as editing documents or accessing OneDrive for Business.
 
The Office suite is available as three separate apps: Microsoft Word for iPad, Microsoft Excel for iPad, and Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad.
 
The announcement came at an event in San Francisco, which covered the intersection of cloud and mobile. Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella took the stage to introduce the long-awaited app.

Microsoft Word for iPad

There have been talks about a possible Office for iPad app for years. More recently, it was noted that Microsoft wanted to release its own touch-first Office suite before offering a version on a competing platform.

But it seems Nadella wasn't onboard with that idea. Instead of keeping software locked into Windows devices only, he's making moves to put one of Microsoft's most famous suites out in the open.

Nadella even said that the new Microsoft defines users as "individuals and organizations spanning across all devices."

Office for iPad ended up launching ahead of the touch-first version of Office coming for Windows 8, which has been dubbed "Gemini."

Source: Forbes





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