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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:24 PM   #26
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You can view / share documents for free, to edit you need an office 365 subscription.
Oh, that's just great... I could view & share documents for free since the beginning!

This is 100% useless, with a subscription required.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:24 PM   #27
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:24 PM   #28
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I can't see any iPad users wanting this when they already have access to the best mobile productivity tools in Pages, Numbers and Keynote.
Oh come on, you don't honestly believe that.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:25 PM   #29
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Now let's see if he's smart enough to do this without requiring an Office 365 subscription...
Since I already have an Office 365 sub, I'm hoping for it to be included.

Just so people understand, there's absolutely no difference between a purchased copy of Office and the Office 365 offering - it's just a payment difference. The only difference is that you download 365 instead of installing from disc, and you pay monthly.

I'm no fan of Office or Microsoft by any means, but there are too many clients using Office and Outlook to ignore them. Many of the "competitive" tools aren't very good either.

We'll see how this works out.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:26 PM   #30
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Oh come on, you don't honestly believe that.
I'd be interested if they were pay-once apps like the iWork suite. Hell, I'd be all over it. But as part of a stupid Office 365 subscription? No. ****ing. Thanks.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:27 PM   #31
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I remember when Microsoft had the "funeral" for the iPhone.

It must be killing those old employees to hear "iPhone" and "iPad" repeated throughout this event!
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:28 PM   #32
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:29 PM   #33
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:29 PM   #34
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:29 PM   #35
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Is the Office 365 subscription going to be different for iOS? I would be willing to pay $1.99 per year to have access to the full suite. $2.99 if they up the Sky Drive storage to 100gb as part of the package.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:30 PM   #36
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Alright, just let me put on my hazmat suit.
These guys already have!

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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:30 PM   #37
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Far too late. Google Docs killed this years ago.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:31 PM   #38
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Is the Office 365 subscription going to be different for iOS? I would be willing to pay $1.99 per year to have access to the full suite. $2.99 if they up the Sky Drive storage to 100gb as part of the package.
no it's the same Office 365 subscription across ALL platforms. Access to Office 365 allow use of office programmes on all available platforms, there isn't any segregation for iOS users.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:31 PM   #39
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Now let's see if he's smart enough to do this without requiring an Office 365 subscription...
Nope! They just confirmed - read-only is free; editing requires an Office 365 sub. That means no sale for me.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:34 PM   #40
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At least the flat app design matches iOS 7's....it's got something going for it.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:34 PM   #41
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Hilarious. Read-only for free. Thanks, guys.

Mail.app does that.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:35 PM   #42
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no it's the same Office 365 subscription across ALL platforms. Access to Office 365 allow use of office programmes on all available platforms, there isn't any segregation for iOS users.
Is this confirmed somewhere?

I am hoping this is the case...

Also, why all the hate behind software rental? Is it just a visceral hatred without looking at the pros and cons? When I looked at 365, the cost involved was an order of magnitude below what I would have had to pay outright - it was a no-brainer.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:35 PM   #43
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Good alternative.

I replaced Office apps with iWork in 2011. Mobile Pages and Numbers apps are great.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:35 PM   #44
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Well, that is truly excellent news.

Word up. I'm liking this positive outlook from Microsoft.
There's some real word POWER, POINT is it's funny...
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:36 PM   #45
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Damn, office on the ipad looked really good. Shame about only being able to edit and create is through 365. Some nice things in those apps.

Hope the iWork team were paying attention. This should fuel some competition in mobile productivity space.

Also, really like the new CEO
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:37 PM   #46
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:37 PM   #47
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Hell no I'm not paying a subscription just to be able to edit files on the iPad. That is absurd.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:38 PM   #48
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As a word 2011 user, the interface looks much better IMO than that of pages (for iOS) and I would pay a good amount for it but I can't see many people other than businesses paying a subscription.
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Is this confirmed somewhere?

I am hoping this is the case...

Also, why all the hate behind software rental? Is it just a visceral hatred without looking at the pros and cons? When I looked at 365, the cost involved was an order of magnitude below what I would have had to pay outright - it was a no-brainer.
The ONLY problem I have with software rental is this. I create a couple hundred files in a proprietary format. If the company dissolves or stops producing this software for whatever reason, I'm stuck with hundreds of files I can no longer access. If I own a copy of the software, I can at least cut and paste out of the document format...
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 12:39 PM   #50
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Haha Typical Micro$oft.

Up to their old tricks again.

Money grabbing tw@s.

They tried it with the XBox One, with their overpricing, and attempt at stopping people from using second-hand games etc, and now they want to use this to try to extort money from the gullible.

Not a chance, M$, not a chance at all. This truly is the final straw for me. When the time comes to replace my PC, I'm going totally Apple. I will never, ever, EVER put another penny in Micro$oft's pockets.
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