MS Office might reach iPAD

MS Office History

Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and OS X operating systems, announced by Bill Gates of Microsoft on August 1, 1989 at COMDEX in Las Vegas. Initially a marketing term for a bundled set of applications, the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Over the years, Office applications have grown substantially closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, OLE data integration and Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand. Office is reported to now be used by over a billion people worldwide.

The current versions are Office 2013 for Windows, released on October 11, 2012; and Office 2011 for OS X, released October 26, 2010. On 24 October 2012, the RTM final code of Office 2013 Professional Plus was released to TechNet and MSDN subscribers for download. On 15 November 2012, the 60-day trial version of Office 2013 Professional Plus was released for download.

A version of Office called Microsoft Office Mobile is available for Android phones, iPhone and Windows Phone.

For iPAD

Users of Apple’s iPad tablet can expect to get much more productive as Microsoft continues work on a version of its Office productivity suite for it.
 
The Microsoft Office for iPad suite, presently codenamed Miramar, may even come ahead of Microsoft’s touch-first Office version for Windows.
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“Microsoft officials have acknowledged, in a somewhat roundabout way, that it exists and is coming. Last we heard, it sounded from the words of ex-CEO Steve Ballmer that it was going to arrive some time after Microsoft’s own touch-first, ‘Gemini’ implementation of Office. Gemini is Microsoft’s Metro-Style/Windows Store versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
 
Received information indicating Office for iPad may come in the first half of 2014.
 
Ballmer approved a suggestion by the Office team that they would bring Office for iPad to market once it is ready, even if it is before the Windows 8 version.
 
But she said Office for iPad could require a subscription for Office 365, adding it could be corporate or Home Premium.
“The Office 365 tie-in isn’t hard to imagine, given Microsoft has made Office Mobile available for iPhones and Android phones, with an Office 365 subscription requirement”.
Courtesy: gmanetwork.com, wikipedia.org
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