Microsoft Office for iPad Launched

Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 9:54 am

The revolution has just begun… Our favorite Microsoft Office is now available for iPads!



Finally Microsoft has got in terms with the reality of today’s multi-device environment, where Windows has lost its dominanance, that it enjoyed over decades. It took years for the software giant, but at the end looks like a lesson learnt the hard way, ie. to survive you need to adapt.

According to this  article on BBC many industry watchers have speculated that Mr Ballmer deliberately delayed its release in order to debut a tablet touch-centric version on Microsoft’s own Surface machines before bringing it to a competing platform.

In a customer centric digital world, the concept of “OS Platform Exclusivity” doesn’t work anymore. This long delay in the launch of Office for iPad has cost the company quite a lot. The product does come with missing features. Oh wait, did you say it’s the Legacy of “Coming Soon in the next release/update”.

Alternatives to Office for iPad:

Despite all that you need an expensive subscription of Office 365 to use it. Users had already made a smarter choice with better apps available in the app store like, Documents to Go, HopTo, Quickoffice, Google’s business web apps and Apple’s iWork suite. Why would consumers pay for a product that’s on Windows for over a decade, still not perfect for iPad! With the money the company makes, shouldn’t Microsoft make Office Apps FREE for android, apple & mobile devices? Looks like they still have a long way to “grow-up” to have an open mindset like Google.

The real good news is that the new CEO is making the company move in a post-Windows environment. Finally, we see a “Door that has opened a new vision” for a company that forced us to look through “Windows”.

Here’s the official video of the Office for iPad…
Yeah, took a decade to come on iPad… but its okay. Its better late than never! 🙂

Note: This article does not intend to defame Microsoft, their team or their product. All words are mere expressions of thoughts by consumer. No offence meant. If it hurts, know that it’s a constructive feedback for a better product! All trademarks & copyrights belong to respective owners.

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