Microsoft Release Office For iPad

The announcement was made at the first launch event hosted by Satya Nadella since he became chief executive of the firm. Three separate productivity apps are available – Word, Excel and Powerpoint – each of which has been optimised for touch-based controls.

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Office remains Microsoft's cash cow, accounting for $16.2bn (£9.7bn) - or just over 60% - of Microsoft's operating profit in its last financial year. But some believe that sum could have been larger.

Great news for our clients who use Office 365 as the use of tablets is growing at a huge rate in business. I.T. research and advisory firm Gartner predicts about 271 million tablets will be shipped this year - only slightly less than its forecast of 277 million PCs and laptops - and Apple's iPad is currently the bestselling model.

Read the Engadget artice here.