Microsoft Office for iPad Reportedly Launching on November 10

Thursday May 31, 2012 8:36 AM PDT by Eric Slivka
Following last week's report from BGR claiming that Microsoft is planning to launch Office for iPad in November, The Daily follows up by pinpointing the launch date as November 10.
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.

The Daily has been following the Office for iPad story closely, revealing last November that Microsoft was actively working on the project and claiming that it had hands-on time with a prototype version of the app back in February. Microsoft has attempted to deny the reports, suggesting that The Daily is a victim of a misunderstanding about exactly what it has been shown, but The Daily stands by its reports.

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Posted: 33 months ago
well, if they maintain 100% compatibility with the Mac and PC versions of 2010 and 2011 (hopefully 2007) then it will be a big win for the corporate customers. Now, they need to include LiveMeeting support to complete the Corporate strategy
Rating: 18 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
Nice date: 10-11-12 (for us Europeans...)
Rating: 11 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
I hope they are right, but I'll believe it when I see it.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
I think this is better news for Apple than MS.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
I can't wait.. its taken too long..
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
Good lord november!!! :( ive been using the iwork suite but i must say office will make things much simple and hope icloud or skydrive is in from the start
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
November is a long wait, but...

If the pricing is similar to the iOS iWork apps, and compatibility with desktop Windows/OSX Office is perfect, then I'm sold.

...In fact, I'd probably pay a bit more than I did for iWork if it worked well.

It would also be great if it worked with iCloud, but I'm guessing M$ will be pushing Skydrive instead.... time to open a Windows Live account again... :(
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
The day it's launched is the day I buy. I know it will be a dumbed down version, but being able to edit and save even basic Word documents in native format will be a big help to me in my work!
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
Anyone care to make a price guess?

I'll put my vote in for $69.99. I hope I'm wrong, but I can see MS having that kind of hubris, ESPECIALLY with Office (they know tons of "business" users will buy it as a matter of course).
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
Great news... I just really hope it is not a "hosted" solution with an app as a frontend, as it will require internet connectivity and most likely a subscription.

I do suspect that it is going to be "hosted"; I just really hope I'm wrong.
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