Microsoft hints at Office for iPad

February 12, 2010

Microsoft hints at Office for iPad

Could this be the iPad’s “killer app”?

Microsoft has revealed to T3 that it may be ready to unleash a version of Office for Mac for the Apple iPad.

The Seattle-based company let slip the possibility of a suite for the new tablet during a demonstration of the brand new Office for Mac 2011, which is scheduled for release in late 2010.

“Yeah, it’s something that we’re looking at,” said Microsoft’s Mike Tedesco, who is the Senior Product Manager for WindowsBU. “Obviously the announcement (of the iPad) is really fresh and there’s nothing to announce or nothing that I can talk to you about today.

“We’ve had tablet technology forever and both Windows 7 and Windows Vista automatically detect that and you can be running your Office on there.”

Obviously, an iPad incarnation of Office would be a massive win for the fledgling creation, and although we’re not holding our breath for anything anytime soon, this little snippet certainly gives us hope that we could be seeing Word and Powerpoint coming to the App Store.

Microsoft is, of course, getting pretty excited about the HP Windows 7 tablet that was unveiled at CES so we wouldn’t be surprised to see that catered for well before Apple gets any love.


Posted via web from Vince.DeGeorge


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