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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:43 AM   #1
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Microsoft Brings 'Office Mobile for Office 365 Subscribers' to iPhone




Microsoft today announced the launch of Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers, a new iPhone-only app that allows users to view and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. The free app requires a subscription to Microsoft's Office 365 service in order to function.

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Similar to our free Office Mobile for Windows Phone that ships with every handset, the iPhone app enables great Office content viewing and on-the-go content editing capabilities.

After signing in to an Office 365 account, you can access, view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from anywhere. And, you can count on Office Mobile to keep all your content and formatting intact so the document still looks great when you're back on your PC or Mac.
Office Mobile integrates with Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service, allowing users to edit their documents on the go and have changes automatically synced for access from other machines. Office Mobile also supports several sharing options, allowing users to view and add comments on a document and then share via either SkyDrive or email.

Additional details, a first-run walkthrough, and an FAQ are included in a separate blog post from Microsoft.

Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link] The app requires a subscription to Office 365, which can be purchased through the app itself. Microsoft also offers a 30-day trial of Office 365 to allow users to test out the service.

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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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This is great!
Shame I don't depend on office like i used to...
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:45 AM   #3
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So when is Microsoft going to Bring Office to the iPad???
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:45 AM   #4
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Kind of funny how those buttons look like they're straight from iOS 7.
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:48 AM   #5
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iPhone..... Check
iPad....... Check
iMac...... Check
Office 365......check

App in UK App Store...... No.

What reason can they have for not having this available worldwide. I am already paying for 365, but I mustn't be as important to them as I am not American.
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:49 AM   #6
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That would be awesome if I was a power user but all I ever do in Office is update my resume and keep track of my gas milage and repairs. This is the reason I still use Office 2008. I really wish they would have a stripped down and simple version of Office for us normal users so that we could put something simple together on our ipads.
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:50 AM   #7
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iPhone..... Check
iPad....... Check
iMac...... Check
Office 365......check

App in UK App Store...... No.

What reason can they have for not having this available worldwide. I am already paying for 365, but I mustn't be as important to them as I am not American.
Benefits of having a US account and a UK account

Mine is downloading, but its told me that its over 50MB so I can't do it over cellular. Out comes the iPad, on goes the hotspot....down comes the app!
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:50 AM   #8
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When I look at it on the App Store it doesn't say iPhone-only. In fact, it's compatible with most of the devices (iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad (4th generation, all models), and iPad mini.
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:51 AM   #9
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This is nice. How much does it cost to be a 365 subscriber?
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:52 AM   #10
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Finally; only took 6 years
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:53 AM   #11
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When I look at it on the App Store it doesn't say iPhone-only. In fact, it's compatible with most of the devices (iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad (4th generation, all models), and iPad mini.
They mean it's not universal. It'll run on the iPad but at 2x.
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:53 AM   #12
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Sounds like they're protecting Surface by not releasing ipad version. And they won't sell it in App Store because they don't want to pay Apple 30% commission.
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:53 AM   #13
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Only for US Customers?

When are they going to make this available for other countries?
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:54 AM   #14
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Be nice if they'd release standalone products. 5 bucks each would be a fair price.
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:55 AM   #15
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iPhone..... Check
iPad....... Check
iMac...... Check
Office 365......check

App in UK App Store...... No.

What reason can they have for not having this available worldwide. I am already paying for 365, but I mustn't be as important to them as I am not American.
I echo you're thoughts, but I'd suspect that it's simply a case of it not showing up on the UK store yet. I hope this is the case anyway!
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:55 AM   #16
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This is nice. How much does it cost to be a 365 subscriber?
http://office.microsoft.com/en-US/home-premium/ - $99.99 per year for US or $9.99 a month or

http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/home-premium/ - 79.99 per year or 7.99 per month

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Kind of funny how those buttons look like they're straight from iOS 7.
Skydrive App had buttons like that since last year.
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Sounds like they're protecting Surface by not releasing ipad version. And they won't sell it in App Store because they don't want to pay Apple 30% commission.
There is an in app purchase option and I'm sure that they're paying apple the cut.
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So when is Microsoft going to Bring Office to the iPad???
In the meantime, tap on the 2x.
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Skydrive App had buttons like that since last year.
I know, I was remarking how Apple was "inspired" by MS, not the other way around.
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There is an in app purchase option and I'm sure that they're paying apple the cut.
Yeah, even Microsoft is happy to pay the Apple tax (as some people call it; I call it their well deserved cut)
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 07:58 AM   #22
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And they won't sell it in App Store because they don't want to pay Apple 30% commission.
Unless the article is wrong...

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The app requires a subscription to Office 365, which can be purchased through the app itself.
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In the meantime, tap on the 2x.
That's no serious option.
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This is nice. How much does it cost to be a 365 subscriber?
For the year is $ 99.99.

For that much money you could buy the iWork suite for both your iPad and Mac, and never pay again.

What you would pay for 2.5 years is equal to the cost of Final Cut Pro X.

Also, consider the fact that you'll need to be connected to Skydrive, which requires an internet connection.

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Unless the article is wrong...
The app store shows In-App purchase of a 1-Year subscription for $99.99
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You can purchase a subscription using the in-app purchase method. I wonder if Apple takes a 30% cut or if something was negotiated?
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