Office 365 free for a year for iPad owners (3 days only)

Summary:The iPad world is abuzz with the official release of Office for iPad. The apps are free but limited unless you have an Office subscription. Microsoft is giving subscriptions away to some iPad owners in a promotion.

If you went anywhere on the web today you know that Microsoft has released Office for iPad, consisting of three separate apps. Word, Excel, and Powerpoint are free apps available in the Apple app store. While free, they are limited unless you have an Office subscription plan, including the Office 365 subscription that is $99.99 per year.

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To promote the big launch, Microsoft is offering a one-year Office 365 subscription to the first 50 customers who bring an iPad into a Microsoft store. There aren't many Microsoft stores, so if you're lucky enough to have one nearby and see iPad-toting folks in your local store you know why.

This is a very good deal and it runs March 28th through March 30th. If you want to save $100 so you can use all the features of Office for the iPad, you may want to hit your closest Microsoft store first thing as these will go fast.

Don't miss ZDNet's outstanding coverage of Office for iPad:

Topics: Mobility, iPad, Microsoft, Developer


James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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