Microsoft Brings Office to the iPad

March 28, 2014

Experience the World’s Most Powerful Productivity Tools on all the Devices You Love

Heather Knox, Senior Director of Communications, Microsoft

(Redmond, WA, Friday, March 28, 2014) – On Thursday, Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Office for iPad, bringing the worlds’ leading productivity software to even more people and introducing a touch-optimized experience designed specifically for the iPad. With Microsoft Office for iPad, which includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, all iPad users can now read Word documents, use Excel data and present with PowerPoint on the iPad. Microsoft Office 365 subscribers get the added benefit of being able to edit and create new documents quickly, from anywhere. In addition, Microsoft Office Mobile is now available for free on iPhone and Android devices.

The announcements came during an address by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to demonstrate how the company is optimizing to deliver services across devices that help end users, IT and developers do more, create more and help their organizations be more. 

The availability of Microsoft Office for iPad means that 3.5 million consumers and millions of business customers immediately have access as part of their existing Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions and can get started right away. With the addition of Microsoft Office for iPad, Microsoft now offers an unparalleled set of iPad-optimized productivity applications including OneNote, Lync, Outlook Web Access, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Yammer and Skype.

Office for iPad Highlights:

  • Be more productive on the iPad – Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are now available, joining an updated Microsoft OneNote for iPad.
  • Access documents from anywhere – With an Office 365 subscription, iPad users can confidently read, edit and create documents, knowing content and formatting will be maintained across PC, Mac, tablet and phone. In addition, they can access documents from any device, no matter where they are, using OneDrive.
  • Optimized for touch – Microsoft Office is reimagined for the iPad, with an enhanced touch experience that still feels like the familiar Microsoft Office applications people use every day.

To start using Microsoft Office on iPad today, visit the Apple App Store, or for more information, please visit

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