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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

thatisme Avatar
153 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
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MacsRgr8 Avatar
153 months ago
Nice date: 10-11-12 (for us Europeans...)
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iScott428 Avatar
153 months ago
I think this is better news for Apple than MS.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ugahairydawgs Avatar
153 months ago
I hope they are right, but I'll believe it when I see it.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adamfilip Avatar
153 months ago
I can't wait.. its taken too long..
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roxxette Avatar
153 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
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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