Announced today we are now offering Office for iPad. You can use the free portion of Office for iPad for reading, viewing and presenting and if you have a valid Office 365 ProPlus license you can also create and edit Office documents on your iPad. This license is part of the A3 SKU and the Student Advantage SKU within Office 365 Education so you can now provide this to your faculty and students.
We also announced that Office for iPhone and Android will be free as of today where this used to also require an A3 or Student Advantage license but is no longer the case.
There are some exciting features in Office for iPad including Excel for iPad, Word for iPad, and PowerPoint for iPad where it has been written from the ground up for touch friendly and mouse and keyboard free use.
Excel for iPad
PowerPoint for iPad
Word for iPad
A more in depth demo of Office for iPad here:
Here is a quick FAQ I put together on the release:
Where can I get Office for iPad?
You can download it here from the App Store.
Is this free?
You can download and read, review, and present Office content with the free version however if you need to save to OneDrive, edit or create new Office content using Office for iPad you will need a valid Office 365 subscription.
Here is a matrix describing free vs. Office 365 subscription functionality with Office for iPad:
What Office 365 Education subscriptions qualify for creating/editing documents using Office for iPad?
- Office 365 Education A3
- Office 365 Education A4
- Office 365 ProPlus for Students
- Office 365 ProPlus A for Students – aka Student Advantage
- Office 365 ProPlus
note: you can also buy an Office 365 subscription outside of Office 365 Education using a personal subscription purchase using Office 365 University for academic users (faculty, staff or student) here or if non academic user see here.
How many tablets can I run this on per user subscription?
You can now run this on 5 tablets per user subscription with the Office 365 Education subscriptions.
Can I trial Office for iPad?
Yes, you can use a 30 day trial here.
What does it include?
- PowerPoint for iPad
- Excel for iPad
- Word for iPad
What happens if I no longer have a subscription?
Your Office for iPad will allow you to continue viewing content but you will no longer be able to create or edit Office documents.
What version of iOS is supported?
You need an iPad running iOS 7.0 or later.