According to a recent report, Office 365 provider Microsoft is planning to release Microsoft Office for Google Android and Apple (News - Alert) iOS powered mobile devices. The release, which is slated for the first quarter of 2013, will finally allow mobile users to read and work with Office files on Android (News - Alert) powered smartphones and tablets as well as mobile devices powered by Apple’s iOS operating system.
If you currently have an Office 365 account, you will now have access to the full feature set this offering provides. Although the basic app will be free, it may be limited in functionality, wrote BusinessManagement Daily Reporter Melissa P. Esquibel.
While it still is unknown if this intuitive product will prove to be worth the wait, for those of you who are still looking for a viable solution to read Office files on non-Windows devices, we have a few suggestions. These include Documents to Go (from Dataviz and my personal favorite), Quickoffice (publisher by the same name) and Office Suite (Mobile Systems). These apps are currently available on Google (News - Alert) Plan and Apple iTunes, wrote Esquibel.
SherWeb, a major Office 365 provider, powers its hosted e-mail and collaboration service SkyOffice for small to medium-sized businesses. SkyOffice, which includes Microsoft (News - Alert) Exchange 2010, Lync 2010 and SharePoint 2010, goes beyond where Microsoft’s solution typically ends as it offer an unparalleled level of customer care and can be purchased in three different plans that are guaranteed to meet an array of individual needs.
While the SkyOffice Standard plan starts at $5.95 per user/per month, SkyOffice Professional is only $7.95 and SkyOffice Business can be leveraged for a cost-effective $12.95 a month.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein