updated 02:46 pm EDT, Mon May 12, 2014
Stats doubled in one month, says Microsoft
Downloads of Office for iPad have exceeded 27 million, according to the general manager for Microsoft's Office division, Julia White. White made the comment today during a keynote at Microsoft's TechEd conference in Houston. The figure is more than twice the 12 million Microsoft quoted on April 3rd, just a week after the suite reached the App Store.
The numbers appear to confirm pent-up demand for Office on the iPad, which was rumored for years before its arrival. How many people are using the suite as intended, however, is uncertain. In April Microsoft said it had 4.4 million people using it with an Office 365 subscription, needed to unlock most features. That figure is presumably higher now, but even still many people may be simply using the app with existing business or personal accounts, rather than signing up for new 365 subscriptions.