Office for iPad App to Get Released Ahead of Windows 8 Version

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, Feb 17, 2014.

By RaduTyrsina on Feb 17, 2014 at 2:15 PM
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    It’s a known thing that Apple and Microsoft are archivals, and this is perhaps the main reason why millions of iPad users around the world are still waiting for a stand-alone touch-friendly Office application. Now, according to new reports from the industry, it seems that the team developing the Office iPad app, codenamed “Miramarâ€, is nearing the final point of the development.

    Microsoft's Executive Vice President of Marketing Tami Reller has recently said that Microsoft is looking to balance its Windows and cross-platform plans, so this is a hint that Redmond will change its business strategy toward other platforms, which are obviously owned by rivals. Satya Nadella, the newly named CEO will have an important role in this shift. According to inside sources, Microsoft's touch-first version of Office, codenamed "Gemini", is going to be released for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users in the Windows Store, but only after the iPad version gets launched.

    However, there are big chances that Microsoft won’t release a stand-alone version of Office for iPad, but it will rather tie it to the Office 365 subscription package, just like it has done with Office Mobile apps for iPhones and Android phones. Rumor has it that the touch version of Office for iPad will get launched in the first half of this year, but there's no word yet on its pricing.

    Source: Wind8Apps


Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, Feb 17, 2014.

    1. tlbaker
      Sucks that they won't make a standalone office app. Trying to get more users for 360, I guess. I was all ready to purchase. I don't need 360, I don't even need the office app, really. Smh.

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    2. s2mikey
      Nah, this office release is soooooo late and so meh that it doesn't even matter at this point. Microsoft is about three years late with this. If they'd have released a good office client for the iPad a few years ago they'd have made a TON of money off of it. Instead, they screwed around and decided to get into the hardware business which was fairly stupid. Oh well.
    3. Spugnut
      Why bother, or is MS so desperate that they are trying to make mobey twice from their competioiton 1st for the app and then for Office 365?
    4. thewitt
      A quality release of Office on the iPad would make Micro$oft hundreds of millions literally overnight.
    5. AQ_OC
      I totally agree. MS has missed the boat big time on this and honestly, they will get what they deserve. IMO, they have seriously damaged software development on the PC platform. So they are due what comes there way. Having said that, I have come to appreciate what they have done with windows 8. But I think there previous sins will harm their future.
    6. AQ_OC
      We will see.
    7. s2mikey
      Yeah, I just don't see why they messed with their seemingly very successful hardware independent/software paradigm? They decide to try and be apple after years of doing their own thing and it's going to cost them. Windows 8 is maturing and all that but overall MS seems like they are an afterthought now instead of being the defacto go to systems. As for office on the iPad? I'm perfectly content with numbers and pages for what I have to do. I understand that those are NOT as full featured or as deep as MS office but like I said, they are too LATE with this.
    8. AQ_OC
      No way is Office for iPad going to be full featured! That's probably why they will be it on the web rather than a standalone iPad app. Too little too late. MS fades to black.... :)
    9. skimonkey
      I have no use for Office anymore. Just way too late in the game, while other apps have made its showing and have done the job for me!

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