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Report: Microsoft Office for iPad coming soon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Feb 2014 12:44 User comments (2)

Report: Microsoft Office for iPad coming soon According to connected insider Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft will be releasing a full Office for iPad 'sooner than you think."
Foley believes the software will be released in the first half of this year, even before the touch-friendly Windows 8 version is launched.

Reads her note: "I hear Ballmer and the senior leaders of the company may have had a change of heart towards the end of last year. According to one of my contacts, Ballmer OK'd the suggestion by the Office team that they'd bring Office for iPad to market as soon as it was ready, even though that would likely mean before the Windows 8 version."

Former CEO Steve Ballmer is said to have objected to Office on iPad, but he is no longer in the position. Back in January, Microsoft VP John Case confirmed the software, saying "We have confirmed we are building an iPad version. The touch first versions of Office for Windows, those will likely be first. We haven't announced a date for iPad version."

That timing appears to have changed.

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115.2.2014 20:49

That is weird, I just read where MS is rethinking the whole idea. So which is it? I would not mind the iPad version myself.

--Flame suit on in 3....2..1..

216.2.2014 9:05

The 7 story will be XP all over again, it's inevitable.
People do not upgrade their OS until they know the new one is genuinely a lot better or it is old & lacking support.
Business especially seems to move at glacial pace & so put a drag on the matter too.

Win 9 (or, at a stretch maybe even as late as 10) will be the next big one.
It's just the natural by-product of success.

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