Microsoft Office for the iPad leaks, hinting at the new Word, Excel and PowerPoint tablet interface
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 21, 2012, 7:09 AM
Rumored to be in the works way back since November, the Office iPad app has allegedly been submitted for approval now, and expected to arrive in the coming weeks, perhaps synced precisely with the iPad 3 unveiling.
OneNote iPad app, which reeks of the Metro-style UI from Windows Phone and Win 8 - no Ribbon interface any more. The large, finger-friendly buttons are supposedly what we will be seeing for Office 15 on Windows 8 tablets as well, be they ARM or Intel-based, when they hit later this year.The new UI is reminiscent of the
Android users, however, are allegedly not in the cards for Microsoft, as Google already has its Docs suite competitor to Office, not to mention that the iPad still holds the vast majority of the tablet market.
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now microsoft is getting smart, release this for the iphone, android and blackberry would be a good idea too
posted on Feb 21, 2012, 7:30 AM 3
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Bad idea...office on windows exclusivety will be lost
posted on Feb 21, 2012, 8:12 AM 2
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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.
posted on Feb 21, 2012, 9:17 AM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 21, 2012, 9:36 AM 2
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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.
posted on Feb 21, 2012, 1:07 PM 0
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