Hopefully everyone who wanted Office for iPad now has had the opportunity to download and start using it for themselves. Once you start using it you will find that it is a little different to use than the traditional desktop applications. This is more about being a touch interface rather than a keyboard interface.
With that in mind here a number of really good Office for iPad resources that will guide you through getting the most from the product.
- Product announcement and FAQs (blog)
- Get Office for iPad (link to the iTunes store)
- Free 30 day Office 365 trial (sign up page)
- Excel for iPad training (videos)
- PowerPoint for iPad training (videos)
- Word for iPad training (videos)
- Compare Excel for iPad with Excel for Mac and Windows (how-to)
- Compare PowerPoint for iPad with PowerPoint for Mac and Windows (how-to)
- Compare Word for iPad with Word for Mac and Windows(how-to)
Remember, to get the full edit functionality with Office for iPad you’ll need either an Office 365 account or a stand alone subscription and for businesses an Office 365 subscription is really the best option.
The rumours are that we will see a touch version for Windows around the June – July timeframe. It is good to see that Microsoft is now on an accelerated release rate for products. Some might even say they have their ‘mojo’ back. Let’s hope that it continues.