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Microsoft already pointing out flaws in Office for iPad

Microsoft Excel for iPad

Workarounds needed to access documents stored in SharePoint 2010

Microsoft has pointed out that the newly-released Office for iPad won’t immediately work for users of its SharePoint 2010 collaboration suite.

As explained in two blog posts, one covering Excel documents and the other addressing PowerPoint files, the problem is that SharePoint 2010 “requires a plugin or active X to launch client applications.”

iOS doesn’t allow plugins or Active X, so poor old SharePoint 2010 users can’t join the stampede towards Office-on-iOS, which has seen Microsoft’s latest baby shoot to the top of Apple’s sales charts.

Happily, there’s a workaround: if users of the iOS apps “Add a Place within the application that will connect to the SharePoint Document Library” and enter the appropriate details, they should be sweet.

Read More By Simon Sharwood

Microsoft flings Office for iPad into App Store – but there’s a catch

Now Ballmer’s gone, it’s time for big biz to get touchy feely with an Apple fondleslab

After months of rumor, Microsoft has at last released some of its Office applications for Apple iPad owners – but you’ll need an Office 365 subscription to use them in anything other than lobotomized form.

Read More by Iain Thomson

 

Boy runs up £1,700 bill using parents’ iPad

Boy runs up £1,700 bill using parents' iPad

A five-year old boy went on an iTunes spending spree on his parents parents’ expense, running up a bill of over £1,700 on the service.

Sharon and Greg Kitchen were horrified as emails from Apple flooded in, which confirmed that son Danny had begun a haul of purchases.

Talking to the BBC, it is understood Mr Kitchen had entered iPad’s password in order to grant son Danny access to the app store in order to purchase a free app.

However, unaware of his actions, the youngster had begun to purchase in-game content costing real-money, which was then charged to the parents’ account. Soon enough, the bill has surpassed £1,700.

Whilst Apple has stated it will refund the costs, it also stressed to parents that all of its iOS devices offered parental controls, which work to prevent such incidents happening.

Apple’s app store has faced similar controversy recently, with an increasing number of similar cases being reported.

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