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April 23, 2015

The following excerpt is from an article found on Mashable. It was written by Karissa Bell. 

Microsoft-Office-Mobile-thumbnail-1Those shiny new Microsoft Office apps are finally coming to Windows smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft revealed its new universal Office apps for Windows Phones and tablets Friday. When the apps become available later this month, it will be the first time Windows Phone users have had dedicated apps for Word, Excel and Powerpoint that closely resemble their desktop counterparts.

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In keeping with Microsoft’s Windows 10 strategy, the new tablet and phone apps are universal, meaning they share the same code base through there are differences in the user interface to account for different screen sizes.

On the phone side, the apps look and feel similar to their Android and iOS counterparts. One change Microsoft says is particularly significant through is shifting many of the commands and controls to the bottom of the display in order to squeeze as much one-handed productivity out of them as possible.

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