Microsoft Office has long been the productivity suite juggernaut on the desktop, and today its trying to claim some new territory: the iPad. Launched this afternoon, Office for iPad translates Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into touch-friendly mobile apps, finally giving the many, many Office users with Apple devices an easy way to sync, edit, and present their documents across their desktops, tablets, and phones. Though Microsoft has offered a way to do this on a tablet before, it was only through a website. Microsoft does a good job of translating Office onto a touchscreen. The apps are all clean and stylish — right at home on an iPad, but still distinctly part of Microsofts family.