Microsoft Launches Office for iPad and iPhone: Do You Really Have to Pay?

To the excitement of many Microsoft recently launched their Office 365 package for the iPad and iPhone. The product is touted as being exactly the same as you are used to on your PC or Apple computer. But there is one big difference: Microsoft is only offering the software for iOS on their 365 platform. This means you need to purchase a $100 subscription to the software.

Or do you? This month I want to simply point you to this article. Apparently “CNET discovered a loophole in how Office 365 authentication gets enforced on Apple tablets. The loophole allows users who have not paid for the subscription to enjoy the benefits of those tablet apps for iOS.” Microsoft, for their part, seems to be trusting in the paying customer:

CNET: Microsoft hopes iPad users won’t exploit Office loophole

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