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Microsoft Office coming to iOS, hint job offers

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Microsoft Office coming to iOS, hint job offers
Once again, we have evidence suggesting that Microsoft Office is coming to an iOS device near you. The company has posted a couple of job advertisements on its Careers web page in search of software engineers that will join the Outlook and PowerPoint testing teams. Whatever software they will be working on will be "part of Microsoft’s next move on the Mac and on iOS."

Last time we heard that Microsoft Office could come to iOS hardware was when a rumor surfaced back in May claiming that the software was to debut on Apple's mobile platform by November of this year. Sure, that rumor was not backed up by any solid evidence, but given the aforementioned clues, Microsoft could be really planning on bringing the touch-optimized Office, or at least some of the applications contained in the package, to the iPad and iPhone

Of course, don't forget that this is just a rumor that has yet to be confirmed by an official source. But if it happens to be on the right track, would a Microsoft product be successful on Apple territory? Let us know what you think by dropping a comment below.

source: Microsoft Careers (1) (2) via Gizmodo

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posted on 24 Jul 2012, 07:00

1. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


The day Windows 8 tablets come out I'll be selling my iPad and getting one and I'm sure most people who even want to use Ms Office will probably do the same.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 10:27

2. greathero1 (Posts: 493; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


I doubt most people will be looking to offload their iPads and other high end Android tablets. Especially Gen 3 owners like myself. I would rather pay for the software than go through the hassle of selling my iPad and forking over another $600+ for an unproven product. I think most people will try to squeeze out as much life out of their current tablet as possible unless they just have money to blow. I do plan on giving Windows 8 tablets a good look within the next 12 to 18 months though.

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