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Once a touch-friendly version of Office for Windows appears — a project that’s in the works — look for Office to land on Apple’s iPad, Steve Ballmer said on Tuesday. That would take the place of the current iPhone-specific version and Office on the web. It’s a shame Microsoft didn’t push this project quicker; it likely left tens of millions of dollars on the table by not supporting Apple’s tablet sooner.

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  1. Well, the truth is I was waiting for this a long time. No more.

  2. There’s no Apple product I would buy nor use

    1. Dan,
      Just curious as to why you hate a company? You know, buildings, logo, vastly popular hardware and UI, tens of thousands of americans, etc.

      Now, I am all for choice. I use Microsoft products only when I have to. And I have never used a Zune, Kin one, or Kin two, or Microsoft Bob, or Original Surface, or Spot.

      Just saying.

  3. Give that iWork will do most of what Office does and will open and save in office format, Just why do we really need Office on a tablet???

    Just asking!

    1. eldernorm,
      Just curious as to why you hate a company? You know, buildings, logo, vastly popular hardware and UI, tens of thousands of americans, etc.

      Just saying.

  4. The lack of a good quality MS Office app for iPad from Microsoft, 5 years after iPhone opened up and 3-4 years after iPad was launched, speaks volumes for how Microsoft has been badly managed and how Microsoft as a company is worth less than the sum of its parts.
    If Microsoft had released a good iPad release in 2010 it could have continued to own document creation on tablets. Releasing something in 2014 means that other developers now have good solutions and most users have found other ways to do things without Microsoft – be it with Google Apps, Apple iWork, or the host of third party MS-file compatible solutions.
    They have jeopardised (and damaged) the Office franchise in order to protect the (virtually insignificant) Windows Tablet franchise.

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