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- Jul 27, 2011
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently revealed that Microsoft is currently developing a "touch first" variant of Microsoft Office for the iPad. Here's a quote with more of the details,
...outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo on Tuesday that his company was in the midst of developing a â€œtouch-firstâ€ version of Office that would release on the iPad shortly after releasing on Windows 8.1. Ballmer gave no information on when the touch-centric version of Office would be available and would only say that itâ€™s a work â€œin progress.â€ Microsoft released a mobile version of Office for the iPhone and Android smartphones this year so it was only a matter of time before the company released a version of the software thatâ€™s tailored specifically to tablets.
Supposedly, this version will debut sometime after Microsoft releases a touch-friendly Windows version. This will be a smart move for the Redmond based company to help make sure its Office products continue to evolve into the mobile world. What do you guys think? Sound off if you would like to use MS Office products on your iPad.