Microsoft Office apps are ready for the iPad Pro

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

Today we are taking another step forward in bringing a great Office experience to everyone across a range of devices and platforms. As we announced in September, we have optimized Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote apps for the iPad Pro. Starting today, these Office apps are now available and take full advantage of new multitasking features, so you can be productive on your iPad Pro right away.

Here are some highlights of the new Office capabilities that really stand out with multitasking features on the iPad Pro.

Split View

Need to use two apps at once? No problem with Split View. You can now have two active Office apps on the screen at the same time. For example, you can analyze your business results in Excel and update the corresponding chart in PowerPoint, so you can see your data and presentation side by side. Alternatively, you can review an email attachment and make the required changes to a related Word document right away. The changes are automatically updated in the attachment, so you’re ready to send in a single tap.

Slide Over

Need to open a second app? Easy. Keep the first app open and use Slide Over to open a second one. You can easily review your email and add an important list to a OneNote notebook or create a sales presentation and quickly send an email to your team reminding them of the upcoming client pitch meeting.

We’re excited to have these updated apps available when the iPad Pro hits store shelves this week. Stay tuned for more new features coming soon.

Get the Office apps today

If you have an iPad Pro and are looking to complete your on-the-go productivity solution, start by getting Office 365 today! While viewing is free, you will need a qualifying Office 365 subscription to create and edit documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint on larger devices like the iPad Pro or Surface, consistent with our existing Office business model. With your Office 365 subscription, you can get fully installed Office applications across all of your devices (up to five PCs or Macs), utilize premium features in the Office mobile apps, access your documents from anywhere with 1 TB of OneDrive storage and always have the latest updates. The OneNote and Outlook apps are free to use on the iPad Pro.

Install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and OneDrive today on your iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini or iPhone.

We hope you enjoy these updated apps for iPad Pro and look forward to hearing your feedback!

—Kirk Koenigsbauer