The researchers tested the method and found it was successful between 82 per cent and 92 percent of the time on six of the seven popular apps they tested.
Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella deferred any comment on widely expected job cuts at the software company on Thursday.
While the apps are beautiful, intuitive and include many familiar functions from the popular desktop version of Office, typing and maneuvering the cursor within documents remains awkward and inefficient.
Microsoft has said it will add several features aimed at corporate use, including VPN support for accessing work networks securely.
Microsoft chief Satya Nadella took to Twitter to crow on Friday as Office software tailored for iPads soared to the top of the charts at Apple's online App Store.
Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, finally unveiled Office for Apple Inc's iPad in a polished debut.
Within a few hours of the launch, the apps are already on top of the free apps chart on the iPad.
Microsoft has made Office for iPhone and Android smartphones free today. Earlier while reading on the apps was free, users needed a subscription for editing features.
A report in the Times of India quotes sources from Indian phone companies saying Microsoft has agreed to give them the OS without any licence fee.
Microsoft Corp is pushing to reach a far wider audience for smartphones running its Windows Phone software by turning to cheaper chipsets and easing restrictions.
Microsoft might officially hate Google, but it seem that isn't enough to stop the company to consider letting Android apps run on Windows as well.
The Nokia Lumia 1320 isn't much of an upgrade over the Lumia 625, which makes its high price really puzzling.
Microsoft has revealed the compensation package for its new CEO Satya Nadella through a filing with United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The search for Microsoft's CEO is over. The company has confirmed in a press release that India-born Satya Nadella is the new CEO of the software giant.