not only is Office for the iPad fully functional (even in airplane mode), the subscription to Office 365 actually might be a pretty good deal, depending on your usage. An annual subscription to Office 365 for $100 entitles you to up to five downloads of Office for the Mac (2011) and Office for Windows (2013). These are fully functional and work in offline mode. You are also entitled to five installations of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad. iPhone, Android, and/or Windows Phone.
I was wrong about Microsoft Office for iPad. Yesterday I posted a brief, critical review of Office for the iPad. This …
That’s right — these are the lightweight file viewers that have been available forever at Microsoft.com. To actually do any work, you’ll need to subscribe to Office 365. Now this is actually not a bad deal. For $100 a year you can use all of Office on up to five computers and five tablets. But, frankly, I’ve been using Documents to Go for years now and really like it. This app is from DataViz and is priced at about $20 for the version that lets you edit files.
I’d like to summarize its contents, but frankly I’m not even sure what the company is trying to sell me. In the first paragraph they seem to think I’m a current customer. Wrong. We kicked uVerse out of our home office at the end of January. (Unsolicited plug for Sonic.net, giving us terrific internet and customer service.) But in the second paragraph they invite me to rejoin uVerse. We left uVerse because, frankly, the service was terrible.
a link at the bottom of the page let me see more questions. I clicked it, got more questions (equally bad), then clicked the link on the new page. That displayed the complete list::
I belong to the IEEE. As such I receive their monthly magazine, Computer. The February, 2014 cover is shown above. Timely, huh? Software testing indeed.
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