Office Now Available on the iPad


No more do you need to use other word editors, excel-like programs, and slideshow apps, and more on your iPad. Microsoft announced Thursday 3/27 via the Office Blogs website that the Office Suite is now available for you iPad users (I am one too, so I am psyched about this!)

Your Office 365 subscription not only gets you the Office for iPad apps installed on up to 5 tablets, but also 5 copies across Office for your PCs and Macs.  With one subscription all of your devices are covered, so you can work the way you want.

This is awesome news.

Also to note from the article:

Office Mobile for iPhone and Android phones free

Just like Office Mobile for Windows Phone, we are making Office Mobile for iPhone and Android phones free for everyone. With Office Mobile, you have the ability to view and edit your Office content on the go.  Office Mobile is available in the App Store and Google Play.

Even more awesome news. I’m an Android user.

You can expect a tablet like interface to the familiar interface you are already familiar with in office, now across all of your devices. Go on, be productive.

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PowerPoint Web App encountered an error. Please try again.


Ever seen this error? I cam across this in a new environment and was befuddled for a short while. Then, also realizing it was a new environment, I’d thought to check the service applications in Central Administration (Central Administration > Application Management > Service Applications > Manage Service Applications).

There was the problem – there was no service application configured for PowerPoint! So, the moral of this short blog post is, when using Office Web Applications in SharePoint 2010, and you receive an error similar to this, be sure to check your service applications, and make sure they exist!

This has been a Public Service Application Announcement.

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