Following many months of speculation and even a few leaked screens, Microsoft has finally launched a version of Office for iOS. The suite will be offered as a free download, though before you get too excited there are a couple of caveats: it's optimized for the iPhone only and is limited to Office 365 subscribers.
Although that certainly thins down the potential user base for the apps, those who have already bought into Microsoft's vision for Office in the cloud will certainly appreciate the addition. Much like the Office Mobile suite that Microsoft preloads on Windows Phone, the iOS version allows users to access, view and edit any file previously saved in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint while keeping all the content and formatting intact. The suite is limited to Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the latter one does not offer edit capabilities other than adding notes. The programs are also quite limited in functionality, and probably the biggest caveat is that you need an Office 365 subscription, which costs $99.99 a year.
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