Microsoft updated all its Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook) with iOS 9 multitasking support in September. The apps now support Slide Over and Split View so you can now perform tasks such as writing a note in OneNote while checking your email, or referring to your notes while using PowerPoint. You can see a list of new Office iOS 9 and WatchOS 2 features here and watch a demo below.
Microsoft Office for iPad
Yes, Microsoft Office apps support the Apple Pencil and iOS 9 multitasking features. Microsoft's Kirk Konigsbauer actually demoed how the Office apps will work with the Apple Pencil at Apple's September 2015 keynote. You can watch the video below.
Microsoft even added a new feature to its Office apps called "Inking," for use with Apple Pencil. You can see a list of new iOS 9 and iPad Pro features here.
Microsoft is now offering the first month of Office 365 for free. The free month is available for both Office 365 Personal and Home subscriptions.
An Office 365 Personal subscription allows you to use any Microsoft Office products on one Mac or Windows PC, one tablet and one phone for $6.99 a month. A Home account allows you to use up to five computers, tablets and phones for $9.99 a month. Each subscription also includes up to 1TB of OneDrive online storage (1TB per user for up to 5 users for Home) and 60 world minutes of Skype calling per month.
Microsoft has really been listening to Microsoft Office users when it comes to their suite of iPad apps. The company has been adding user requested features, such as printing support, since the apps first landed on the Apple App Store back in March. Now Microsoft has announced that users can buy a monthly Office 365 subscriptions instead of having to pay for it yearly.
An Office 365 subscription is required to access all the features of Word, Excel and PowerPoint on the iPad. An Office 365 Personal is $6.99 a month and an Office 365 Home account is now $9.99 a month. A Personal account allows for one PC or Mac, and one tablet to be connected to the service, and a Home account allows for up to five computers and tablets to be connected.
Four months after its official release, the ultra popular productivity suite, Microsoft Office for iPad, has added some of the most sought after features in its latest update.
Powerpoint for iPad now includes "Presenter View," a very useful tool that allows the presenter to see more information on his iPad screen than what is being projected to the audience. For example, the presenter will be able to see notes and what's coming next and more. Additionally, integrating video and audio recordings into presentations has become easier. They now play directly from Powerpoint for iPad and you can insert them directly from your Camera Roll. There is also a new pen and eraser setting that allows you to make annotations during presentations more easily. You can now edit hypertext links from within the app as well.
It has been just six weeks since Microsoft's Office for iPad launched, and the company claims that there have been over 27 million downloads so far. This is good news for Apple, mixed news for Microsoft.
The popular productivity suite which includes Excel, Word and PowerPoint has been available in the iOS App Store since late March. According to Business Insider, Microsoft general manager of the Office Division, Julia White, announced at the company's TechEd customer conference on Monday that Office
Microsoft's Office iPad suite has received its first major update after being released almost a month ago. All three apps, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, now feature AirPrint support. Excel users can now adjust multiple rows or columns at the same time using the new AutoFit feature on both the iPad and desktop versions. PowerPoint has received a new SmartGuides feature that helps users align objects as they move them around their slides. All three apps have also received bug fixes and stability improvements.
The AirPrint feature does not require an Office 365 subscription, but a subscription is required to create and edit documents on all three apps. An Office 365 Personal subscription is now available for $69.99 a year, or $6.99 a month through Microsoft's Online Store. A Personal subscription can be used with one tablet and one additional computer.
UPDATE: The first month of Office 365 is now free.
Microsoft released Word, PowerPoint and Excel as individual iOS apps to the Apple App Store on Mar 27, 2014. The apps are free to download, but the free versions only allow users to view Office documents on their iPad. You will need a Microsoft Office subscription to edit and create documents using any of the apps.
Microsoft today announced that Office 365 Personal is now available for $69.99 a year, or $6.99 a month through the Microsoft Online Store and through its retail partners. A subscription to the service gives iPad users the ability to edit and create documents using Microsoft's Word, PowerPoint and Excel iOS apps. An Office 365 Personal account can also be used on one additional computer, and it is cheaper than a $99.99/year subscription to Office 365 Home.
As of right now, Office 365 Home is the only subscription being offered as an in-app purchase. An Office Home subscription allows for up to five computers and five tablets to be connected to the service. Office 365 Home is also available for purchase through MicrosoftStore.com.
Ever since the launch of Microsoft's suite of Office apps for iPad, users have noticed the lack of one key function: the ability to print. While Microsoft has insisted that future versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad will add printing capabilities, no timeline has been announced.
Luckily, there are workarounds that make it possible to print from the mobile version of your favorite Office application. While the world waits for Microsoft to update Office 365 and its iPad apps to accommodate hard copies, users can start printing now thanks to third-party software. ThinPrint Cloud Printer from Cortado does the trick, and can be found on the iOS App Store free of charge.