February 2016: Business Tech Bytes

Long wait for Office Mobile was worth it


Jill Van Hoesen

It’s here, it’s free and this has certainly been a long time coming.

Microsoft Office Mobile is finally now available for any mobile device you may own. Originally released in 1996, as Pocket Office for Windows CE, the first mobile version of Microsoft Office came complete with Pocket Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Eleven years and many updates later Redmond rebranded Pocket Office to Windows Mobile and, in June 2007, released Office Mobile to coincide with its release of the Windows Mobile 5 operating system. This version still boasted the core Microsoft Office Mobile apps of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, while adding OneNote in Office Mobile 2007. [Read more…]