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Microsoft debuts Office Mobile app for iPhone
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Jun 14, 2013, 10:22 AM
 
Microsoft has released Office Mobile, a companion iPhone app for Office 365 subscribers. The app lets users access and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents hosted on SkyDrive or SharePoint, or else attached to email messages. Documents can also be created wholesale and/or commented on, but only in the case of Word and Excel.

Some other options include offline editing, which resyncs edits when a connection is restored, and the ability to share documents via email, SkyDrive, or SharePoint. At least two features are reserved for Office 2013 for Windows users however. These include synced Recent Documents lists, and Resume Reading, which will open up a Word file from SkyDrive at the same place a person last left off on another device.

Aside from demanding an Office 365 subscription, the app is a free download and runs on any iOS 6.1 device except for the iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, or fourth-gen iPod touch. A 365 subscription can be bought as an in-app purchase for $100.
     
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Jun 14, 2013, 10:55 AM
 
...yawn....
     
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Jun 14, 2013, 11:08 AM
 
Wow, did not see that one coming. But do I get this right - this is iPhone-only, not iPad-optimized? Oh dear.
     
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Jun 14, 2013, 11:19 AM
 
US only (for now at least)
     
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Jun 14, 2013, 11:43 AM
 
MS logic:
Maybe if we tease users with MS Office on iPhone, they will soon flock to buy MS Tablet with full blown MS Office.
     
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Jun 14, 2013, 03:06 PM
 
Agree w/ coffeetime...don't see a whole lot of editing tools within this app. In comparison to feature-rich Doc To Go and QuickOffice, this app seems to be a tease to get you to migrate to Win8 tablets & phones for the full benefits of true Office programs. (Plus don't get me started on the $99/yr "deal")

Pass!
     
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Jun 14, 2013, 03:55 PM
 
I don't like the brain dead Office stranglehold. Pass.
     
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Jun 14, 2013, 04:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by coffeetime View Post
MS logic:
Maybe if we tease users with MS Office on iPhone, they will soon flock to buy MS Tablet with full blown MS Office.
Yeah, that's a head-scratcher, there.
     
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Microsoft...I don't know whether to hate them or pity them. Perhaps the latter because of their CEO.
     
   
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