View Poll Results: Do you like how Microsoft released Office for iPad?

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  • Yes! It will bring more users to Office, and helps Microsoft as a whole.

    40 61.54%
  • Not really a big deal, wouldn't matter if they released it or not.

    11 16.92%
  • No! I hate this! Why is Microsoft nicer to others??

    14 21.54%
03-29-2014 01:57 PM
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  1. psychotron's Avatar
    Well, if nothing else it should make you happy by keeping a good number of Android owners from using it for free, lol. ;)
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    03-27-2014 04:00 PM
  2. etad putta's Avatar
    Just got a text saying the first 50 ipads brought into the ms store get office 365 free for a year, pretty nice!
    03-27-2014 04:12 PM
  3. Narathan's Avatar
    I'd say its a good move. MS makes good money off of this method or at least gain some goodwill. Hook them up on MS services (like the Nokia X approach) and eventually see what happens... Besides, on my university everybody uses those damn iPads, now they can utilize their Office 365 license. I hope they stop pestering me with making their damn notes all the time on my Surface 2 during meetings. Very smart move for the corporate industry I'd say!
    03-27-2014 05:44 PM
  4. neo158's Avatar
    It's not really a big deal, you still need an Office 365 subscription to create and edit documents. Something that Surface doesn't require.
    03-27-2014 08:16 PM
  5. psychotron's Avatar
    Actually you don't. We were just discussing that.

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    03-27-2014 08:43 PM
  6. aitt's Avatar
    Actually you don't. We were just discussing that.

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    he's referring to tablets
    03-27-2014 09:57 PM
  7. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    I think Microsoft flubbed it. IMO they should've offered a flat-out purchase option in addition to the Office 365 subscription option. I'd gladly pay $10 per app for every iPad in our house. But I'm not going to rent software. Just not going to do it.

    I also think that it cut the legs out from the Surface RT/2. Not only is the Surface RT/2 not the only tablet with MS Office, but it is the only one without a touch interface version.

    Edit:
    Ok. That didn't take long. I found a 1 yr subscription for $65 and figured what-the-heck and will try it out.
    Last edited by WillysJeepMan; 03-28-2014 at 08:08 AM.
    03-28-2014 12:54 AM
  8. neo158's Avatar
    I think Microsoft flubbed it. IMO they should've offered a flat-out purchase option in addition to the Office 365 subscription option. I'd gladly pay $10 per app for every iPad in our house. But I'm not going to rent software. Just not going to do it.

    I also think that it cut the legs out from the Surface RT/2. Not only is the Surface RT/2 not the only tablet with MS Office, but it is the only one without a touch interface version.
    Surface RT/2 don't have a touch interface version yet, Office Gemini is due soon and the doesn't need an Office 365 subscription to create and edit documents.
    03-28-2014 05:51 AM
  9. psychotron's Avatar
    And this Google+ post pretty much tells the story of why it may not matter so much that they're giving it away on Android - many of them just don't care. Fanboys will be fanboys.
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    03-28-2014 06:41 AM
  10. Chregu's Avatar
    Two days ago I ordered my new iPad, one day later Office was released. As I have a Office 365 subscription, of course I like it!
    03-28-2014 06:46 AM
  11. Jazmac's Avatar
    I think its a great move. 365 for 5 seats for a year is also brilliant.
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    03-28-2014 09:09 AM
  12. Jazmac's Avatar
    And this Google+ post pretty much tells the story of why it may not matter so much that they're giving it away on Android - many of them just don't care. Fanboys will be fanboys.
    That comment is far from true. Those making this comment are probably not the type that use anything beyond facebook and twitter anyway. Beyond that, the "root and sideload" class always gravitate to "free". It is the main reason why they are on android in the first place.
    03-28-2014 09:47 AM
  13. psychotron's Avatar
    That comment is far from true. Those making this comment are probably not the type that use anything beyond facebook and twitter anyway. Beyond that, the "root and sideload" class always gravitate to "free". It is the main reason why they are on android in the first place.
    I think that's not quite true. A sizeable portion of people that tend to spend a good deal of time on G+ are tech blogger types, IT professionals, developers, etc. Most are not your typical Facebook airheads and soccer moms. These guys are pretty much the base of your hard core Android/Google fans and not just a bunch of teenage girls.
    03-28-2014 11:08 AM
  14. Jazmac's Avatar
    I think that's not quite true. A sizeable portion of people that tend to spend a good deal of time on G+ are tech blogger types, IT professionals, developers, etc. Most are not your typical Facebook airheads and soccer moms. These guys are pretty much the base of your hard core Android/Google fans and not just a bunch of teenage girls.
    LOL @ Soccer moms. Like they are some real class of folk. Anyway, whatever your opinion of the root and sideload class and who makes up this faction, the fact remains, free stuff drives visitors. Android feeds those visits because there is so much of what is popular available free almost everywhere.
    03-28-2014 12:10 PM
  15. JaiMento's Avatar
    So, I haven't really looked into the new Office for iPad, but I do know it is much more limited in functionality in comparison to even Office 2013 RT.

    As for being touch friendly, Office 2013 does have a touch mode. How does Office for iPad compare to Office 2013 in touch mode in regards to being touch friendly?
    03-28-2014 12:37 PM
  16. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    So, I haven't really looked into the new Office for iPad, but I do know it is much more limited in functionality in comparison to even Office 2013 RT.

    As for being touch friendly, Office 2013 does have a touch mode. How does Office for iPad compare to Office 2013 in touch mode in regards to being touch friendly?
    It has touch mode, but it isn't very "touch friendly".


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    03-28-2014 07:32 PM
  17. randomscandinavian's Avatar
    Felt a bit cheated when I got the Surface Pro 2 and realized that it didn't include Office like I had heard. It included the possibility to buy it. Not cheap either.
    03-29-2014 01:57 PM
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