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Microsoft Delivers – Office on iOS and Android

Microsoft Office is a brilliant productivity suite, and if anyone is stupid enough to disagree, I will politely ignore them. The poor devils are probably bonkers enough to think Linux on the desktop is a really wizard wheeze. When they are not typing case-sensitive commands into a terminal window they are probably drinking pongy beer with their single friend, both sporting ridiculous beards and wearing sandals!

A full-enough Office 365 subscription will set you back at most £79.99 a year. This is about as much as half a pint of beer a week – be it pongy or nice. I think that counts as a good deal! Microsoft will also give you one terabyte of free OneDrive cloud storage, easily accessibly anywhere. Depending on where you live and how lucky you are, they may already have given you unlimited cloud storage. However, 1 TB is effectively unlimited for most consumers, given the disparity in download and upload speeds for residential fixed and mobile broadband services.

Now you can run Office on your Android and iOS devices, and boy, is it good! It allegedly took God six days to create the world. It took Microsoft seven days to go from a public preview to release versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android. Not bad, given that Google Reader took years and years to get out of beta, only to be unceremoniously dumped.

A full review of Office for Android is sure to follow, but the screenshots below should demonstrate the nonchalant ease with which the undisputed Super Heavyweight Champion of Redmond in the blue corner knocks the living daylights out of the novice fly-weight boxer of Mountain View. Get Office for Android now, if you haven’t already!

 

One thought on “Microsoft Delivers – Office on iOS and Android”

  1. Today Microsoft announced that their web versions of Office, available to everyone and far more powerful than Google and Apple’s efforts, will allow leading from and saving to any major cloud storage provider you can name. They’ve already added this functionality to Office for iOS and it will follow on Android shortly. Open Microsoft!

  2. Today Microsoft announced that their web versions of Office, available to everyone and far more powerful than Google and Apple’s efforts, will allow leading from and saving to any major cloud storage provider you can name. They’ve already added this functionality to Office for iOS and it will follow on Android shortly. Open Microsoft!

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