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    MS Office for iPad
    Not sure if you guys heard about this. Looks like Microsoft Office for the iPad is going to be released later this month:

    Microsoft Office for iPad will be unveiled this month | The Verge

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    I think Microsoft finally realizes that they were losing oodles of dollars by not developing a version of Office for iOS sooner. It reminds me of when the Wordperfect Corp got behind several years in developing a version of Wordperfect for Windows and Microsoft wound up eating their lunch. Now Microsoft is learning the same lesson.

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    Isn't there Office for the iPhone already or am I wrong?

    Word on the street says that this will be tied to Office 365 which sucks because I'd love for nothing more than an editor for documents stored on OneDrive (my new favourite cloud service).
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Isn't there Office for the iPhone already or am I wrong?
    That's what it is called, but its just a viewer for Office 365 documents -- you can't actually DO anything with them, so the naming of the app is at best a bit disingenuous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Isn't there Office for the iPhone already or am I wrong?

    Word on the street says that this will be tied to Office 365 which sucks because I'd love for nothing more than an editor for documents stored on OneDrive (my new favourite cloud service).
    OneNote is the closet thing to Office at the moment.
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    OH pleaaaase, I hope MS Office will be available in iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    OneNote is the closet thing to Office at the moment.
    There is Office Mobile, and if you are an Office 365 subscriber you can edit documents all day long. I have been using this for quite some time, and find it quite useful for small edits on the go.
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    There's also the new web apps. I'm not sure how well browsers on the iPad will handle the complexity of the web app but there's always that option for those who desperately want Office on the iPad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alicepattinson View Post
    OH pleaaaase, I hope MS Office will be available in iPad.
    WOW...you sound excited!

    I use MS Office at work all the time. To me..."MS Office = Digging a Ditch" lol

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    USA Today had a brief article on the increase in MS's stock price on this announcement - should help Apple, too - Article HERE, for those interested.

    As for me, I have no need to use Office on an iPad - iWork serves my 'limited' needs now for an office suite, but I'll be curious how well the programs will work on an iPad vs. the desktop versions of MS Office (just thinking about the differences between my iWorks apps on the iPad vs. on our iMacs)?

    NOW, if Apple indeed releases an iPad Pro (HERE) in the fall, this might be a 'game changer' - my iPad 2 is still going strong, but I was planning to get an Air about now - may just wait. Dave

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    That's certainly an interesting article especially if the rumor is true about Apple replacing the MacBook Air with a 12 inch Mac Pro iPad. Think about that for a moment... it would actually be larger than the 11 inch MacBook Air.

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    And that is it a Rumour. The Article I read de-bunked the notion of the iPad Pro 12.9" screen, 4K resolution. They couldn't put a screen that big in a Tablet and then keep the battery size down down to the size of the IPA.
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    No chance at all that Apple will release an iPad with a larger screen than the current one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    And that is it a Rumour. The Article I read de-bunked the notion of the iPad Pro 12.9" screen, 4K resolution. They couldn't put a screen that big in a Tablet and then keep the battery size down down to the size of the IPA.
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    No chance at all that Apple will release an iPad with a larger screen than the current one.
    Indeed - yet another article HERE about the feasibility (or lack of it!) of Apple producing a larger screen iPad soon - maybe I should just get an iPad Air? Dave

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