Weâ€™ve been writing about the possibility of Microsoft coming to iPad for years it seems, but now the day has finally arrived, with ZDNet reporting that Microsoftâ€™s new CEO Satya Nadella has taken the opportunity of his first press event as CEO to announce the arrival of Office for iPad.
During an event in San Francisco today, which was primarily devoted to the intersection of cloud and mobile, Nadella announced that Office for iPad, encapsulating Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, will be available to download from the App Store for free.
According to ZDNet, Microsoft has rebuilt Office for iPad from scratch, which is probably why it took so long! Although the basic suite is free to download, and will remain free for basic tasks, if you want something more advanced, youâ€™ll have to subscribe to Office 365.
ZDNet has wasted no time in getting to grips with the new Office for iPad app, as in a follow-up feature to the launch announcement, it hails Office for iPad as â€œthe gold standard for tablet productivity.â€
Source: Microsoft launches Office for iPad | ZDNet
Microsoft Office for iPad sets the gold standard for tablet productivity | ZDNet