1. API_Rock's Avatar
    I have seen office is available on ipad, android tablets for free, but when i see a windows tablet the description says 1 year office 365 free.

    So does it mean after one year if I want to view or edit any office file I will have to purchase MS office ?

    If that the case i would go for android tablet
    02-03-2015 11:15 PM
  2. hotphil's Avatar
    Go Android then.
    I think it's around $5/month/user for Office 365 (presumably after the trial has expired).
    I'm not sure if the free apps for other platforms include access to the services.
    02-03-2015 11:59 PM
  3. API_Rock's Avatar
    Why android, why MS is ignoring their own OS ?
    02-04-2015 04:55 AM
  4. Pete's Avatar
    Office for tablets is likely to be the touch variant and is likely to be free, just as it is for phones.

    The beefier version of MS office for beefier laptops/computers is the one that folks will have to pay for (or more properly subscribe to).
    aximtreo and xandros9 like this.
    02-04-2015 05:34 AM
  5. API_Rock's Avatar
    I am also hoping for the same
    02-05-2015 05:25 AM
  6. Talderon's Avatar
    Windows 8 RT Tablets get Office for free. Windows 7 and earlier as well as Windows 8 Standard/Pro (which are full desktop OS's) have to pay for Office since it needs the full Office application.

    The new Touch version (which I think are in beta now and coming to Windows 10), not sure if those will be free or subscription.
    03-09-2015 07:18 AM
  7. Pete's Avatar
    A year's subscription for Office 365 is bundled with the new 640 handsets, so it seems likely that the same might be the case for Windows 10 devices too. It's certainly a good hook for people to invest in more than one Windows 10 device.
    03-09-2015 08:03 AM
  8. Maxwell Zwe's Avatar
    I brought a Toshiba Encore (a Windows 8.1 tablet) more than a year ago, and it came with Office 2013 (I think it's Home and Student; got Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneNote). Also, it's not subscription-based.

    But the small problem is, you cannot transfer it to another device as far as I concerned; once you registered the product key to that computer, it's there forever... Unless you do a telephone activation?
    04-08-2015 06:04 AM

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