November 6, 2014
Microsoft (MSFT) says it wants to bring Office 365 to everyone, everywhere. And in order to do this, it’s enabling Apple (AAPL) iPhone, iPad and Google (GOOG) Android users to create and edit content without an Office 365 subscription.
The Redmond, Washington-based software giant on Thursday also announced new Office apps and experiences for iPhone and iPad users, and a preview of Office apps for Android users.
The new Office for iPhone apps and updated Office for iPad apps for Word, Excel and Powerpoint are available today for customers to download. Android customers can now sign up for a preview.
“With Office on nearly every device, it’s incredibly important to us that customers have a consistent experience and the ability to do more–anywhere and everywhere,” said John Case, corporate vice president of Office at Microsoft, in a company blog post.
Microsoft also presented a larger look at its new “touch-optimized” Office for Windows 10. “Our vision of Office everywhere wouldn’t be complete without Windows, so I’m pleased to confirm that new, touch-optimized Office apps for Windows 10 are in the works and we’ll have more to share soon,” Case said.
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