Tablets are often called expensive toys because you can’t connect your work to them, but OnLive—already famous for cloud gaming—wants to change that.

Graphics for the Angry Bird computer game are displayed on an Apple Inc. iPad. Bloomberg

This is accomplished by carrying out the processing tasks in the cloud—OnLive runs the games, and streams them to your tablet.

Now, the company will offer access to a virtual Windows 7 desktop, with 2 GB of storage, to run MS Office programs such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel, along with a small selection of games and other apps.

The app is free, but there is also a Pro mode, which adds more functionality and 50 GB of storage, for $9.99 (around 525).