Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Mar 2014 19:36 UTC
Microsoft

We know you've been wanting it, and starting today, you can download Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad from the App Store. The apps have the robust capabilities and familiar look and feel that is unmistakably Office, while offering a fantastic touch experience built from the ground up for iPad. With the free versions of the apps, you can read your Word documents, view your Excel data and present with PowerPoint. Your documents will look as good as they do on your PC and MacĀ®, and better than ever on your iPad. With an Office 365 subscription, you can edit and create new documents with the iPad.

It looks pretty good, and as a heavy Office users, I can't wait until this hits Android tablets. On a related note: Office for phones (both iOS and Android) has gone completely free.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that iOS got touch Office before Windows. I feel like I'm in the twilight zone.

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RE[2]: Details of the port?
by BloopFloop on Fri 28th Mar 2014 03:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Details of the port?"
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RE[3]: Details of the port?
by galvanash on Fri 28th Mar 2014 04:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Details of the port?"
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2006-01-25

Replied to wrong post... Ignore

Edited 2014-03-28 04:28 UTC

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RE[3]: Details of the port?
by galvanash on Fri 28th Mar 2014 04:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Details of the port?"
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2006-01-25



HA! That is some ironic shit right there. A Microsoft patent for cross platform development...

Seriously I didn't read it enough (and don't plan to) to make any kind of judgement as to whether or not there is anything of merit in there. Maybe there is, but I doubt it. Anyway, it certainly is good for a chuckle.

Welcome to modern development methodologies Redmond - we've missed you for the last 20 years...

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RE[4]: Details of the port?
by galvanash on Fri 28th Mar 2014 04:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Details of the port?"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Seriously I didn't read it enough (and don't plan to) to make any kind of judgement as to whether or not there is anything of merit in there.


Ok I lied... Couldn't help but read it. Its XUL for touch devices. Yawn. I would say Mozilla should be upset, but they didn't do it first either (by a long shot).

This is seriously comical - I hate f*cking patents... Can we please make them go away???

On a related note: Didn't someone recently complain that Firefox for Metro sucked because it didn't use native UI components? If this patent is an indication of how Microsoft did Office for iOS it isn't using native UI either. I wonder if it will fair any better...

Edited 2014-03-28 04:39 UTC

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