I know many of you are curious about how the new Office for iPad mobile apps look and work. Here are some screenshots from my first few days of using the new Office.
It doesn't look any where near enticing enough to hop on the Ipad bandwagon.
If you are not already on the iPad bandwagon, why would you want to? Office for iPad is for those who miss Office and want to use it on the iPad.
You would think that this would be released for Windows platform first. Kudos for MS anyway.
Office is already available for all Windows 7/8.x desktops and for Windows Phone 8 so, building Office for iPad is probably in greater demand than "Office for Metro". (The same thing may goes for Android.)
Also, keep in mind the Office On-Line is available for free to anyone on any device with a browser.
This might indicate how the Metro Office will look like.
I don't think so. I think (hope) that Onenote with its radial options is more like the Office for Windows Metro.
What are you talking about? What Windows platform is missing Office?
(Dammit, Microsoft really has to fix the naming here, it's awful)
I wonder if this might adversely affect Microsoft's push for Windows 8 tablet. Ipads and Android tablet have more market share currently than Windows tablet. So with Office on the Ipad, it might dampen one of the selling points of Windows tablets (which is office). For instance someone might be looking to buy an Ipad or a Windows tablet for casual and light working. The person looking for a tablet might consider the Ipad because it now has Office and also has a rich and vast amount of apps, that Windows is lacking at the moment.
Agree, it's a risky tactic. Only time will tell if it was a good decision... Surface has definitely lost a plus point here, but you need to ask yourself; does Microsoft make more money from the Surface line or from Office subscriptions? I'm not sure, but I'd presume the latter considering how much longer its been around.
I really doubt it. Microsoft is already #3 by tablet vendor (Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft.) Amazon may actually be #3 with Microsoft #4 but, considering that they were over two years "late to the party" they have come a long way.
If you already have an iPad you might want Office for iPad but, if you don't own an iPad or Android tablet, and if you care at all about a native version of Office on your device, feature-for-feature, a Surface is a better buy than an iPad and it comes with Office.
Keep in mind that you can already access Office On-Line (for free) from any tablet since all you need is a browser.
Do we know yet if PowerPoint has a separate presenter screen with presenter notes?
How are they going to explain away the UI differences between the WinRT version of OneNote (with it's radial tools) and the iPad version which borrows from the conventional desktop version UI?
Also, is this basically what Gemini looks like, or will it be something akin to the more radically different WinRT OneNote? I would actually be more interested in something that is different. Productivity needs an upgrade!
And what about printing support?
Looking at what is capable with mobile touch devices, I wish somebody came up with a fluid drag-and-drop CMS (content management system) app for mobile that is easy like a touch-friendly version of Word, but allows custom page layouts. Web-based CMS apps are just too slow.
Imagine if you could create a document in Word and save it to the web. But then you want to change the layout into column format, or insert a widget control by dragging and dropping from a toolbar on the left. Then, if you want to change fonts to drop-case, it handles all the coding and embeds the fonts properly, and you don't have to deal with any browser compatibility crapola. I have yet to see any CMS that really just works as fluidly as a locally-installed application, or that gets browser compatibility anywhere close to 100%, or that doesn't require additional HTML lingo. Why can't this be done with today's technology?? This is what's wrong with the computing industry today.
Doesn't a touch-first Ribbon design look great!! I hope Microsoft brings it to Windows instead of the limited command bar found in Metro apps.
It's clean and has the looks of an IPAD app. I look forward to seeing the touch version for Windows.
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