Microsoft Office for iPad heading for the App Store

By Lucy Ingham on Feb 22, 2012 8:25 AM
Filed under Mobility

Windows 8-style interface?

Apple's productivity suite – Pages, Keynote and Numbers – have been available since the iPad's 2010 launch, but now their comfortable positions near the top of the app productivity chart are in jeopardy because Microsoft Office is said to be wrestling its way into the App Store.

Previews dug out by The Daily of Microsoft Office for iPad suggest the ubiquitous software suite is indeed headed towards our favourite fruit-based glass rectangle. And while there are suggestions from the wider webosphere that such Office minors as Access and Outlook may also be bound for the App Store, we think not. We do, on the other hand, think tying the iPad-based versions in with Microsoft's existing cloud suite – Office 365 – would make mighty good sense.

Early previews circulating the web show the Microsoft Office app with a Metro UI-style interface similar to Windows 8, which will suit the iPad's touch-screen. And of course, we'll expect versions to follow on Android tablets, plus of course the glut of Windows 8 slates 2012 promises to bring. We'll get to work on a spreadsheet when we've got a few more details.

This article originally appeared at Stuff.tv

 
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