Report: Microsoft Office coming to Apple iPad on March 27th
0. phoneArena 17 Mar 2014, 22:06 posted on
A report published on Monday reveals that Apple iPad owners might soon be using Microsoft Office on their iOS flavored slates. According to the report, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will introduce a version of the Redmond based firm's most profitable product, for the iPad. That, of course, is the Microsoft Office software suit. The event is expected to take place on March 27th as Nadella will speak to the media and industry executives...
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2. vincelongman (Posts: 1005; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
This would be great for Apple
I bought a Windows 8.1 hybrid just to get full desktop version of OneNote for uni.
3. ihavenoname (Posts: 1307; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Win-win for both Apple and M$. iPad users get the king of office programs and M$ makes a lot of money with this.
4. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
These 2 paragraphs says it all:
"As the new Nadella regime firmly takes over at Microsoft, releasing the Office software suite for the iPad reverses Microsoft's previous decision not to allow iPad users to have access to the software. Analysts figured out that the software giant was losing $2.5 billion a year in revenue by not allowing Apple iPad users to purchase Office. Apple has sold 200 million units of its iOS powered tablets.
Microsoft had hoped that by keeping Office away from Apple's popular tablet, it could increase demand for its own Microsoft Surface tablet. While Microsoft has beefed up the specs of the sequel, and has seen some increase in demand, there seems to be no way that the Surface could ever catch up to the iPad in terms of sales. With that in mind, Microsoft has seemingly decided that it would rather have the $2.5 billion in revenue that it has been missing, instead of trying to challenge Apple's tablet."
Which would you want....exclusive software to try to gain marketshare....or make more money by letting competition have access to that software......
MS tried. Good move to try to have an advantage over the competition. In the end tho money talks. ...And I believe if things dont pick up for WP overall.....they might wanna look at just living off the license fees to Android OEMs. At some point I know they have to analyze the cost of competing vs the license fees.
5. androiphone20 (Posts: 1399; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Ballmer wouldn't have done anything like this, good going Nadella **resumes using iWork**
6. bigdawg23 (Posts: 350; Member since: 25 May 2011)
I just wish all mobile software versions of Office Suites would finally be developed for use with Macros in spreadsheets. I use an iPad AIr daily and would like this options, I tried Surface Pro on when it dropped to $599 but shore battery life killed it for me.