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Four years since the release of the first iPad, and after months of speculation, Microsoft finally announced the release of Office 365 for iPad. Until now, many organizations have been wondering how to use Office features on the iPad, and more importantly how to add the licenses to your current or future agreement. And that’s what this post covers.
These feature rich versions offer the same look and feel as traditional Office – now with a full touch experience. While viewing Word and Excel docs or presenting PowerPoint slides come with the free versions, each user who wants to create and edit documents requires an Office 365 subscription.
About Office 365 subscriptions
Office 365 subscriptions are user-based licenses that allow an install of Office on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 iOS or Android smartphones. For a nominal monthly cost, a user could access their work content on 15 unique devices.
Imagine starting an Excel document while at work and then picking up exactly where you left off on your iPad when you returned home that evening. Utilizing Microsoft OneDrive, this is a reality. Once your organization is licensed appropriately for Office 365 and the user is ready to install it on their iPad, the user will need to download the Apps from the Apple Store and then enable the full features through their O365 login credentials.
How to enable Microsoft Office for iPad
Below are some of the options you have to enable full functionality of Office for iPad, based on common agreement types:
1. Enterprise Agreement without Office 365 or Office Pro Plus
2. Enterprise Agreement with CAL Suite (Core or Enterprise) & Office Pro Plus
Softchoice is happy to help find the best option for your organization. Contact me for a review specific to your organization.