Microsoft To Debut Office For iPad On November 10th [Rumor]


Will we finally see Microsoft's productivity suite on the iPad this fall?

Echoing a report from last week, the The Daily has followed up its original scoop by saying that Microsoft will launch Office for iPad on November 10th, 2012. The Daily originally leaked images of the iPad app, but Microsoft denied the report by saying that it was “based on inaccurate rumors and speculation.”

Today The Daily gives a specific launch date for Office on the iPad. According to the report, the app is in the “hands of a usability team” at Microsoft and will be submitted to the App Store soon.

Microsoft will launch Office for iPad on Nov. 10, The Daily has learned. This follows reports earlier this month that a late fall release was likely.

We’ve learned that the development team within Office Mobile finished its work on the project last month, and the efforts of the design group wrapped soon after. The app is now in the hands of a usability team that appraises software that utilizes the Metro design language for “Metro compliance” and suggests changes as needed. When approved by the team, the app likely will go to Apple for app store approval, which could take a couple of weeks.

Office is also expected to arrive on Android in the near future. While we’re not sure that average consumers will find an Office for iPad app appealing (Apple already sells its iWork apps in the App Store), the availability of Microsoft’s software on the iPad will surely be welcomed by business and IT professionals.

Source: The Daily