04-04-2014 12:11 PM
29 12
tools
  1. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Hi all

    So like it says in the title 12 million people are using office for iPad that great news for Microsoft!

    12 million people are already using Office for iPad

    What do you think, are you using it yourself if so how is it?
    04-04-2014 04:17 AM
  2. shmsnh's Avatar
    Already? It released just a few days ago. I guess this means a lot of people were waiting for this.
    04-04-2014 04:31 AM
  3. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Already? It released just a few days ago. I guess this means a lot of people were waiting for this.
    They must have been.
    04-04-2014 04:34 AM
  4. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    Cool and now they can hack it and don't have to pay for full version. Well done ms, there goes the money

    - Tapatalk -
    04-04-2014 04:36 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Cool and now they can hack it and don't have to pay for full version. Well done ms, there goes the money

    - Tapatalk -
    It's iPad not Android. :P

    Good for MS for doing that. Obviously a smart move.
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    04-04-2014 04:38 AM
  6. shmsnh's Avatar
    Cool and now they can hack it and don't have to pay for full version. Well done ms, there goes the money
    How do you hack a subscription based service?

    I honestly don't know.
    BIGPADDY, N_LaRUE, A895 and 3 others like this.
    04-04-2014 04:39 AM
  7. birgs's Avatar
    This is great to make Microsoft services popular
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    04-04-2014 04:40 AM
  8. RavenSword's Avatar
    I downloaded it on mine, Signed up for a 365 trial as well for a month. There very nice looking apps. are those 12 millions users paid users though? Or is that too hard to find out?
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    04-04-2014 04:51 AM
  9. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I downloaded it on mine, Signed up for a 365 trial as well for a month. There very nice looking apps. are those 12 millions users paid users though? Or is that too hard to find out?
    MS didn't mention how many had a subscription to use the full feature for office.

    I would think half or more would be people using it for free.
    04-04-2014 04:52 AM
  10. Greg Dillon's Avatar
    I just installed the iPad components for Office. They were free from the App Store. The apps may be charged for once they become more popular, so download while you can
    04-04-2014 04:57 AM
  11. RavenSword's Avatar
    MS didn't mention how many had a subscription to use the full feature for office.

    I would think half or more would be people using it for free.
    That's still good though, right? Obviously MS wants paying customers more, no? I'd be super curious later on the know what number of people purchase a subscription through the app.
    04-04-2014 04:58 AM
  12. shmsnh's Avatar
    If I recall correctly, only the viewing part is free. You need the subscription for editing capability. Still, downloads are downloads. Last time I tried using Apple's productivity suite, I had to give up. I'm sure there are quite a few Office 365 users.
    04-04-2014 04:59 AM
  13. RavenSword's Avatar
    I just installed the iPad components for Office. They were free from the App Store. The apps may be charged for once they become more popular, so download while you can
    The only thing they can do is offer a paid version that offers full function without a subscription. They can't charge for what these apps do at the moment for free, they would get ripped a new one.
    04-04-2014 05:00 AM
  14. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    That's still good though, right? Obviously MS wants paying customers more, no? I'd be super curious later on the know what number of people purchase a subscription through the app.
    It would be great and even those that downloaded for free may purchase a office 365 subscription later on which all goes in MS favour.
    04-04-2014 05:01 AM
  15. RavenSword's Avatar
    It would be great and even those that downloaded for free may purchase a office 365 subscription later on which all goes in MS favour.
    True. I'm again interested in the turnover this will have. Since MS took as long as they did, users may have moved onto to other things like Google docs.
    04-04-2014 05:03 AM
  16. bayanii's Avatar
    True. I'm again interested in the turnover this will have. Since MS took as long as they did, users may have moved onto to other things like Google docs.
    I never used google docs. Is it as touch friendly as office is on the iPad?
    04-04-2014 05:10 AM
  17. Ezhik's Avatar
    How do you hack a subscription based service?

    I honestly don't know.
    How did people hack Adobe Creative Cloud? It's an arbitrary restriction, all the app code is on the device anyway.

    And before anyone asks I have Office 365 and use the apps legally.
    04-04-2014 05:55 AM
  18. Coreldan's Avatar
    I do have to say that having real Office on my Surface RT was one of the best things to make iPad people jaelous at the university.

    But on the bright side, maybe now I don't have to struggle with their stupid file formats that only Apple devices use. With a few Apple-hipsters per 12 person study group, it was always a pain in the *** to open the files of those Apple people. As long as formatting wasn't necessary to have it was bearable, though..
    04-04-2014 06:00 AM
  19. Ezhik's Avatar
    I do have to say that having real Office on my Surface RT was one of the best things to make iPad people jaelous at the university.

    But on the bright side, maybe now I don't have to struggle with their stupid file formats that only Apple devices use. With a few Apple-hipsters per 12 person study group, it was always a pain in the *** to open the files of those Apple people. As long as formatting wasn't necessary to have it was bearable, though..
    Should've told them to save to .docx.
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-04-2014 06:22 AM
  20. Coreldan's Avatar
    Should've told them to save to .docx.
    Probably, I don't know what they are using but the thing is that they are typically quite technology illiterate people (not iPad users in general, but the people who use this weird file formats). But at the same time I don't really have enough experience with iOS devices or the software they might be using to know whether it's possible to save to .docx, I suppose it is at least in some software, but it's still too late at that point typically :P
    04-04-2014 06:39 AM
  21. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    It's iPad not Android. :P

    Good for MS for doing that. Obviously a smart move.



    ?





    - Tapatalk -
    04-04-2014 09:04 AM
  22. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    How do you hack a subscription based service?

    I honestly don't know.



    i don't know, but they can. Google or Bing it...!





    - Tapatalk -
    04-04-2014 09:04 AM
  23. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    How do you hack a subscription based service?

    I honestly don't know.



    look for "office iPad loophole"





    - Tapatalk -
    04-04-2014 09:26 AM
  24. Jas00555's Avatar
    I must say that I was surprised at the internet's reaction when Office for iPad came out. The anti-Microsoft crowd came out of the woodwork after a long time in hiding (they've been in hibernation since Windows 8). If I had a nickel for every article that I saw that said that it would never catch on, I could buy Office 365 for life. Between Verge articles, CNET articles, half a dozen New York Time articles, it seemed like not a single person would download it, and now 12 million people use it and Word is top 5 in grossing in the app store. Good for Microsoft.
    shmsnh, BIGPADDY and Chris_Germany like this.
    04-04-2014 09:30 AM
  25. theefman's Avatar
    I must say that I was surprised at the internet's reaction when Office for iPad came out. The anti-Microsoft crowd came out of the woodwork after a long time in hiding (they've been in hibernation since Windows 8). If I had a nickel for every article that I saw that said that it would never catch on, I could buy Office 365 for life. Between Verge articles, CNET articles, half a dozen New York Time articles, it seemed like not a single person would download it, and now 12 million people use it and Word is top 5 in grossing in the app store. Good for Microsoft.
    I'm pretty sure Microsoft created 12 million dummy users to download office and inflate the numbers, otherwise how else can this be true? :)
    04-04-2014 09:36 AM
29 12

Similar Threads

  1. People live tile images resetting?
    By Daniel Szabadi in forum Nokia Lumia 920
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-04-2014, 05:13 AM
  2. Samsung ATIV SE official, now up for pre-order at Verizon
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-04-2014, 01:20 AM
  3. Star Walk app is available for WP8!
    By Alexander Sisterr in forum App Spotlight
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-04-2014, 12:39 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD