“Microsoft may want to rethink its hesitation about bringing its Office applications to the iPad,” Nick Wingfield reports for The New York Times.

“On Tuesday, Apple made its own rival suite of productivity apps, iWork, free to anyone who buys new Mac computers and the company’s mobile devices, including iPads,” Wingfield reports. “The apps are free to people who buy new hardware from Apple, but not to the huge numbers of people who already own Apple devices. People who already have iWork can upgrade their apps free, too. (Technically, people who bought iOS 7 devices Sept. 1 or later, or a Mac on Oct. 1 or later, will also qualify.)”

Wingfield reports, “Microsoft has developed an iPad version of Office — but for reasons that remain unclear, the company has not released it. The company might want to give its Surface tablets an advantage since those devices come with copies of Office… Apple also took aim at the fees that Microsoft charges people who upgrade from one major release of Windows to another. Apple said existing Mac users can upgrade to the new version of the operating system, Mavericks, for free, waiving the $20 to $30 fee it has charged for such upgrades in the past.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Take your time Microsloth.

The longer Microsoft dithers, the more people wake up to the fact that Office is not necessary. iPad is taking the enterprise by storm. No Microsoft Office needed. Take your time, dummies.MacDailyNews, April 10, 2013