Are there any tablets that support Microsoft Word and Exchange?

by on February 21, 2013

Q: Is their any tablet’s on the Market that will Support, Microsoft Word or something like it? and will also Support Exchange, so that she will be able to check her (Work Email)


3 Responses to “Are there any tablets that support Microsoft Word and Exchange?”
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    Hey Will,
    It appears that there is a company that makes Word, Excel, and Powerpoint for Android OS’s. Below is a link to a product in the Google Play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudon.client&hl=en I would read reviews to see if there is anything that includes your specific Android Tablet model.

    Most Android OS’s now have MS Exchange support built in. I’ve provided step by step instructions below that were taken from Tech republic http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/smartphones/set-up-an-exchange-account-on-your-android-phone/1581

    Step-by-step instructions

    If you already have an account on the phone (such as a Google or a POP account), you will need to follow these steps first:

    Open the Email application.
    Click the Menu button and then click the Accounts button.
    Click the Menu button again and click Add Account.
    Enter your email address and password.
    I completed the following steps on a Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint. You should find that the same instructions will work with all Android-based phones running at least 2.0 with very little modification. You might find that you have fewer options than the Epic, but the setup will be the same.

    Open the Mail application.
    Enter your email address and password.
    Click Next.
    Click Exchange Account.
    Enter your: DOMAIN\username, password, and Exchange server address.
    Check Use Secure Connection and Accept All SSL Certificates.
    After authentication, check the boxes associated with the features you want to include such as Push, Amount To Sync, Notifications, Sync Contacts, Sync Calendar, Sync Calendar Amount.
    Click Next.
    In the next screen, you need to give an account name and your name (this will be displayed on outgoing email messages).
    Note: Make sure the DOMAIN\username is set up in exactly that format, and the domain is most likely in all caps.

     
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    Picked as best answer

    If you have to have Microsoft Office products, your primary choice is the Microsoft Surface. http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US

    Depending on what you mean by “something like it”, there are spreadsheet and word processing tools available for most other tablets on the market. Also, just about any tablet or smart phone on the market will support Exchange for reading e-mail.

    Regardless, I strongly suggest you try out each device your interested in to make sure they meet your expectations for the type of work you’ll be doing.

     
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      Thanks so much for your replay, It is crazy that the Surface pro cost way to much. I just wish that it would go down, so that i will be able to get it, But it does not sound like i will be able to get it. so upset.