Microsoft Brings 'Office Mobile for Office 365 Subscribers' to iPhone

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    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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    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.

    Article Link: Microsoft Brings 'Office Mobile for Office 365 Subscribers' to iPhone
     
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    So when is Microsoft going to Bring Office to the iPad???
     
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    This is great!
    Shame I don't depend on office like i used to...
     
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    Kind of funny how those buttons look like they're straight from iOS 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.
     
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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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    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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    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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    This is nice. How much does it cost to be a 365 subscriber?
     
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    They mean it's not universal. It'll run on the iPad but at 2x.
     
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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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    Only for US Customers?

    When are they going to make this available for other countries?
     
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    Be nice if they'd release standalone products. 5 bucks each would be a fair price.
     
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    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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    Skydrive App had buttons like that since last year.
     
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    There is an in app purchase option and I'm sure that they're paying apple the cut.
     
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    In the meantime, tap on the 2x.
     
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    I know, I was remarking how Apple was "inspired" by MS, not the other way around.
     
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    Yeah, even Microsoft is happy to pay the Apple tax (as some people call it; I call it their well deserved cut) :D
     
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    Unless the article is wrong...

     
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    That's no serious option.
     
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    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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    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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