Microsoft Office for the iPad leaks, hinting at the new Word, Excel and PowerPoint tablet interface
1. tuminatr posted on 21 Feb 2012, 07:30 3 0
now microsoft is getting smart, release this for the iphone, android and blackberry would be a good idea too
8. maier9900 posted on 21 Feb 2012, 11:46 0 0
Yep... More money for microsoft. Great ide for advertising.
2. Karan_Malhotra posted on 21 Feb 2012, 08:12 2 4
Bad idea...office on windows exclusivety will be lost
4. fprefect posted on 21 Feb 2012, 09:17 0 0
Office has been on Macs since 1994 so it's not Windows-exclusive. And it's a great idea to introduce the software on a competing platform to work out the bugs before you introduce a version for your your own.
5. theoak posted on 21 Feb 2012, 09:36 2 0
How many iPads are out there?
It would be hard for Microsoft to "convert" those existing iPad to a pure Microsoft platform.
MS may as well try to get some money from the existing iPad folks.
For a "pure" MS platform ... perhaps they can add addition features that an iOS platform may be limited/restrictive on to attract those on the fence of iOS/MS.
If you can't beat them ... join them ... especially if you can make a buck or two at it.
6. Bluesky02 posted on 21 Feb 2012, 10:51 0 0
Don't forget Microsoft is a software company first and foremost, it's their business selling softwares, so this makes sense.
10. downphoenix posted on 21 Feb 2012, 13:07 0 0
Seems like a bad move for Microsoft. Releasing apps like Office will get rid of one of their biggest selling points of Windows 8 tablets when they come out. It seems like Microsoft is just giving up on Mobile with all the apps they've recently released for ios devices (but for some reason they are bypassing Android) and is going to just release their software for other platforms. If they are going to abandon Mobile devices, just get it over with and start pushing for IOS/ANDROID/BB. If they want to have their platform, keep the apps on that platform only.
11. Cwebb posted on 21 Feb 2012, 16:56 0 0
Predictable Microsoft move, by making money no matter what. I don't like the money, but its a Microsoft move. On the flip side, that is a GORGEOUS app from the looks of it, and I'm on ICS!