For many of our readers the big news from Ignite 2018 was that Microsoft was deprecating their Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 and 10 Mobile, but of course, the flipside of that was that the company also said they were concentrating on developing their Office Mobile apps for iOS and Android more aggressively.
At the conference, the developers of the app revealed the mobile Office Suite has seen more than 1.5 billion downloads on iOS and Android and has more than 100 million monthly active users.
They also revealed that they intend to keep the apps feature equivalent with the desktop apps, and that some features may even be present on only the mobile apps, such as for example scanning a photo of a table and turning it into editable data.
During the demo Microsoft showed off features such as the abovementioned table scanning, the ability to use your phone as presentation aid and laser pointer in Powerpoint, the ability to easily share documents, use @mentions and real-time co-authoring of documents, threaded comments, the ability to read aloud documents (which may also come to the email app), and more.
See the session below: