I Was Wrong About Microsoft Office for iPad

I was wrong about Microsoft Office for iPad. Yesterday I posted a brief, critical review of Office for the iPad.  This morning another reviewer pointed out that the subscription to Office 365 “unlocked” the iPad apps.  That reviewer was correct.  I signed up for the 30 day free trial of Office 365, installed Excel on my iPad 2, put the device in airplane mode, and put together a spreadsheet that uses the PV( ) (present value) function.  It worked fine. I was wrong.  I will put a pointer to this article at the beginning of my negative review as soon as this is posted.  My apologies.  (A reasonably complete review of Office for iPad will be along in a few weeks.)

I was planning to write a quick look at Excel, but an event that was planned for this evening has been moved to mid-afternoon.  Look for something by Monday.

About Tony Lima

Tony Lima has been working with technology, economic modeling, forecasting, and market research for 40 years. His background makes him uniquely qualified to navigate this varied landscape. Begin with his education: B.S. in chemical engineering from M.I.T. , M.B.A. from Harvard, Ph.D. in economics from Stanford. His day job was professor of economics at California State University, East Bay. He retired in 2016 to devote his time to consulting and writing. But he has found time to: write (eight books and over 100 articles ranging from wine economics to detailed analyses of meta-language code generators) consult with companies ranging from Microsoft to CEDEX keep his expertise up-to-date, constantly reading and sorting through the avalanche of information available daily maintain three blogs: Wine Research, Wine Economics, and Economic Policy Local policy analysis: Los Altos Politico.com

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