Microsoft Office for iPad records 12 million downloads worldwide

by bold-lichterman

But sales of Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud service, are still unknown.

Introduced last week, Mirosoft Office for iPad saw its number of downloads on the Apple AppStore soar to 12 million units according to figures provided by the Redmond firm in a tweet published yesterday. If the software installation is free, the functions of editing and saving files require a subscription to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud service, whose subscriptions start at 99 euros in France for the “Premium Family” version.

Microsoft’s goal was to meet the demand of users who wanted to benefit from Word, Excel or PowerPoint on iPad – with a more advanced version than for Surface, Microsoft’s tablet – and encourage them to subscribe massively to its dematerialized storage service. No figure has yet been communicated on this component.