Microsoft’s hard at work getting their Windows 8 platform ready in time for desktops and tablets to use it in next two years. Their Office suite is definitely going to be there, but Windows 8 isn’t the only platform it maybe built for. A report by The Daily states that the Office suite might make its way to iPads, too. Microsoft is well aware of the dominance of the iPad in the tablet and it’ll be sometime before Microsoft is able to take a bite of that share. So, it makes sense to develop apps and software for the tablet. An Office suite for the Mac OS X (Lion) is already expected next year, but an iPad version is also likely to follow.
A big market for the office suite
This is not the first Microsoft app to be developed for the iPad – there are others like Bing that have existed for sometime now. Office is Microsoft’s next biggest product after Windows 8 that’s being developed, at the moment. MS Office 15 for Windows and Mac is expected to hit markets sometime at the end of 2012. The iPad version, if it is true, may make an appearance before that. A beta of Office 15 is expected to be shown sometime in January 2012, after Microsoft shows it off at CES early in the month.
Published Date: Nov 30, 2011 11:14 am | Updated Date: Nov 30, 2011 11:14 am