Microsoft now has a cheaper Office 365 subscription plan for those who only want to use the office suite on a single computer and tablet.
One week later and Office for iPad is still on top of the iTunes charts with more than 12 million downloads.
Can you get by without paying Microsoft's subscription fee? In some situations, you can.
Microsoft made the right decisions (mostly) when creating Word for iPad. The result is a word processing app that's a pleasure to use.
Microsoft put some serious thought into the iPad version of its spreadsheet, and it shows.
So much for Office for iPad arriving too late.
A faithful reader has found that his email vanishes shortly after launching Outlook. With a backup and a severed Internet connection, those missives can be kept forever.
The idea of developing a touch-oriented Windows 8 'Modern' app version of Microsoft Office before launching Office for iPad seems to make sense at first blush, but it's still a poor strategy.
Good news! Microsoft's bringing Office to the iPad. Bad news: It won't be for a while.