Microsoft developing Office suite for iPad

Shawn Knight

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Microsoft is developing a version of their Office suite for use on Apple’s iPad that could rival Cupertino’s own productivity apps. Applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint could sell for…

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I have the apple version (pages and keynote) but I would switch to word if it it had speech recondition. I don't know what pages does not.


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I'm really looking forward to the having MS Office on the iPad. I found that using Apple's Pages, Numbers, and Keynote was not workable, since it doesn't support syncing with my windows desktop. Apple's iCloud only supports syncing with MS Outlook on a Windows platform, but for some reason Apple doesn't support syncing other files on the Windows platform (unlike other cloud services).

If Microsoft provides MS Suite on the iPad with true cross-platform compatability with seamless sync and Apple does not, then it will be Apple's loss.


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Wonder why they are making an App and not just a gateway to office 365 apps. Or are they saving that for WIndows 8.