Microsoft Office apps updated with support for exporting files in OpenDocument format

Ahead of WWDC keynote at 10am this morning, Microsoft refreshed its trio of Office productivity applications for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with a notable new export option. Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps can now export documents, spreadsheets and presentations in the cross-platform OpenDocument format, making the mobile apps even more suited for business use.

Microsoft updates Office for iOS with 3D Touch features, Apple Pencil support and more

Microsoft today rolled out updates to its mobile Office suite in the App Store: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Across the board these apps have gained support for 3D Touch shortcuts on the iPhone 6s/Plus.

In addition, the new ‘Annotate with Ink’ feature puts¬†a set of cool tools on the new Draw tab for drawing, writing and highlighting things using touch, pen or Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro.

Microsoft refreshes Office apps for iPad Pro, with an important caveat

Windows giant Microsoft today released compatibility updates for¬†its mobile Office app in the App Store‚ÄĒWord, Excel,¬†PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive‚ÄĒaimed at lucky iPad Pro owners.

Featuring full support for iOS 9’s new Slide Over and Split¬†View multitasking¬†modes, these apps now take full advantage of the iPad Pro’s massive 2,732-by-2,048 pixel resolution 12.9-canvas that in landscape mode basically runs two full-sized apps concurrently.

Microsoft Office apps pick up better Outlook integration with ‘Send with Outlook’ and more

Microsoft today issued refreshed Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in the App Store. The new versions of these mobile productivity apps include several new features, most notably tighter integration with Microsoft’s Outlook for iOS app.

In addition to richer Outlook integration across all three apps, you can now change selected text in Word to uppercase, lowercase, sentence case and more, as well as view comments in PowerPoint next to the slide in a task pane.

Office for iOS gains Outlook integration, easier sharing, viewing protected files and more

Software giant Microsoft on Thursday issued a set of updates adding several new features to its Office mobile apps on the iOS platform. For starters, the refreshed editions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for the iPhone and iPad can finally open and view protected documents.

Next, users can now easily invite others to collaborate on documents and grant permissions from within the apps, another important productivity boost.

Microsoft updates PowerPoint with remote Apple Watch functionality

Microsoft on Tuesday issued a refresh to its PowerPoint presentation software on the App Store, adding remote functionality for Apple Watch users.

The newly added PowerPoint Remote feature allows you to control slides running on your iPhone, such as starting the slideshow and easily navigating to the next and previous slides.

In addition, the Watch app provides you with an at-a-glance overview of the elapsed presentation time while putting the current slide number and total number of slides on your wrist.

Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iOS gain iCloud storage integration

Windows maker Microsoft today announced it’s bringing out¬†new cloud storage integration to Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for the iPhone and iPad, including the iCloud file picker on iOS and Office Online integration for viewing and editing.

The much appreciated support for Apple’s cloud-based¬†storage¬†permits¬†customers to store their documents, presentations and spreadsheets to iCloud and access them on their other iOS and Mac devices.

Microsoft now gives you first month free when you sign up for an Office 365 subscription

Microsoft’s Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for the iPhone and iPad allow anyone to edit, create and view Office files on the go at no cost, but advanced features such as a more powerful editing capability, Dropbox integration and more is locked behind¬†a paid for Office 365 subscription.

In the hope of encouraging as many Office for iOS users as possible to move up to the subscription model, the software maker on Thursday said it’s now treating¬†you to the first month free if¬†you sign up for an Office 365 subscription.

PowerPoint for iOS now works in portrait

Software maker Microsoft this morning issued a minor update to its mobile Office apps available in the App Store. Word, Excel and PowerPoint for the iPhone and iPad have received a few bug fixes and one new feature.

Specifically, PowerPoint for iOS has finally introduced support for portrait orientation so you can now view and edit your presentation no matter which way you hold your device.

Word, Excel and PowerPoint hit iPhone: Dropbox support, new features, basic editing now free

Thursday, software maker Microsoft announced immediate availability of Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for the iPhone following the release of Office for iPad applications back in March 2014.

Moreover, the company has refreshed the entire iOS Office suite¬†with Dropbox integration and adding other new features¬†to ‚Äúensure a consistently beautiful and productive Office experience on every device‚ÄĚ.

In addition to the new Office for iPhone and update iPad apps,¬†Word, Excel and PowerPoint are coming to Android tablets with the start of Microsoft’s¬†Office for Android tablet Preview program. Finally, brand¬†new, touch-optimized Office apps for Windows 10 are in the works and ‚Äúwe‚Äôll have more to share soon‚ÄĚ.

Universal Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps are free in the App Store.