“Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed that the company is planning to bring Office to the iPad with a touch user interface,” Tom Warren reports for The Verge.
“Speaking at a Gartner event in Florida today, Ballmer said ‘iPad will be picked up when there’s a touch first user interface,'” Warren reports. “That touch first interface appears to be making its way to the Windows version of Office first, with the iPad edition to follow afterwards. Ballmer noted the touch first interface is ‘in progress.'”
Warren reports, “It’s unclear if Microsoft’s Office for iPad app will require an Office 365 subscription like the iPhone version, and when the company plans to introduce it.”
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MacDailyNews Take: No rush.
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
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