Microsoft Planning Office For iPad, Lion Version Headed To Mac App Store [Rumor]


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  • JackWoodmansey

    “The current version of the desktop package, Office 2011, officially supports iOS versions up to Snow Leopard.” I wasn’t aware iOS had a snow leopard version, or that it was a desktop OS.

  • Mac the II

    Apparently, word on the street is that “Office 2011, officially supports iOS versions up to Snow Leopard” :-)

  • Connor Mulcahey

    I really hope it doesn’t suck like the gmail app did

  • alexheath

    Wow.. you’re right. That’s embarrassing for The Daily. I went ahead and fixed that for them in the quote. ;)

  • Aaron

    About time Microsoft woke up and did this. It better not be some goofy “cloud” version, either.

  • Anthony

    I thought it was a story about Ballmer describing the size of his prostate.

  • landoncube

    remember this?Microsoft will “wait and see” how the iPad does before it decides to do anything with the new Apple device, and there are no plans to bring the #1 office software suite to the tablet.In an interview with Bloomberg, the president of Microsoft’s business division, Stephen Elop, said it is currently not interested on doing anything with the iPad. After years of a partitioned standoff between the two software rivals, Microsoft finally released a Mac version of Office in the early 1990s, and it has been a standard part of the Office business ever since. However, according to Elop, there are no plans to make a version of the software packagefor the iPad, thereby cutting down on a potential revenue stream but also helping to keep the Apple device from becoming too powerful.

  • Andrew J Clark

    Office on iPad? Maybe… Office in Mac App Store where they can’t use ANY private API’s, will be sandboxed, and have to give a 30% cut to Apple? No freaking way.