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#237792 18-Jun-2018 13:51
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Hi. 

 

A customer is going to buy a large number of Ipads, and wants Word/Excel/Outlook/Powerpoint on them. I am getting conflicting information from various sources about what is appropriate. 

 

Some people have said < 10.1" (These are 9.7's) you can download it free from the app store, others say not for commercial use, others say you need an O365 subscription and another bit of information was that it was read-only (free version) . 

 

Does anyone know for sure? They need read and write access?


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  #2039767 18-Jun-2018 14:03
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It’s free to download, and you can kinda use it for viewing but it nags you to log in all the time, to the point of being useless.

But it is very good office software for the iPad, so why expect it to be free? If that’s your criteria, go for the nasty google apps

https://products.office.com/en-us/office-resources

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  #2039772 18-Jun-2018 14:18
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antoniosk: It’s free to download, and you can kinda use it for viewing but it nags you to log in all the time, to the point of being useless.

But it is very good office software for the iPad, so why expect it to be free? If that’s your criteria, go for the nasty google apps

https://products.office.com/en-us/office-resources

iPad details halfway down.

 

I think you can get a free account, right? That should stop the nagging.

 

I don't think they mind paying per se, but don't want to pay if there is no requirement?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2039781 18-Jun-2018 14:38
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It's all attached to having an O365 account. If you have a valid O365 subscription then you just login with your account and then your docs are synced up to One Drive.

 

If you are getting a lot of iPads it's worth looking into Apple DEP and also getting a MDM (Airwatch / BES) since then you can manage the whole lifecycle of the device.

 

And a few links:

 

https://www.theverge.com/2016/3/24/11297032/apple-microsoft-office-365-subscription-ipad-pro

 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3200205/apple-ios/theres-no-office-free-ride-on-apples-new-105-in-ipad-pro.html

 

https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/iosapps/how-get-microsoft-office-on-ipad-iphone-3452845/





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  #2039801 18-Jun-2018 14:59
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On my Android devices I am logged into my Word, Excel, PowerPoint using my (free) Microsoft Account (my old Hotmail account). I use this to log into to my laptop, OneDrive, Microsoft Store. I do not use my Office 365 to login to my laptop or my mobile apps. Unless this is different on iOS... I do have an Office 365 account though (the Geekzone email) but rather have this separate from my personal stuff.

 

My point is that you should be able to login to mobile apps using either a Microsoft Account or an Office 365 account.





 

 

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You can read only for free, but if you want to save you need an office 365 subscription.





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