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    Microsoft Office for iPad to launch on Nov. 10 - report

    A new report has pegged a specific date for the anticipated launch of Microsoft Word for Apple's iPad: Nov. 10, 2012.


    The date was reported on Thursday by The Daily, which said that the development team at Microsoft finished work on the project last month. The design team responsible for Office on iPad was also said to have wrapped their work 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," reporter Matt Hickey wrote. "When approved by the team, the app likely will go to Apple for app store approval, which could take a couple of weeks."

    While development of the application is apparently near finished, Thursday's report did not give any indication as to why Microsoft will wait more than five months to release the application on Nov. 10. The story corroborates with a report from last week that claimed Microsoft's industry leading productivity suite will be coming to the iPad and Android-based tablets in November.

    Word first surfaced late last year that Microsoft was working on an iOS version of its Office suite. It was also said that the Redmond, Wash., software company planned to release an updated version of Office for Mac on Apple's digital distribution Mac App Store.

    The Daily first shared what was said to be a picture of Office for iPad in action in February. However, Microsoft quickly responded to the report and portrayed it as "based on inaccurate rumors and speculation."





    AppleInsider also learned last week that Microsoft is also working on a new native iOS application for Outlook Web App, called "OWA Mobile Client for iOS," that will offer compatibility with Exchange 2012 mailboxes. It, along with a new version of the Lync application for iOS, will reportedly feature Microsoft's Metro interface, just like Office for iPad is expected to do.

    Earlier reports claimed that Office for iPad will allow users to create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. AppleInsider was told last week that Office for iPad will not include dedicated Outlook functionality, as that ability will apparently be restricted to the forthcoming OWA Mobile Client application.

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    Microsoft Office for iOS and Android shows its face, release in early 2013 for iOS

    The Verge has what it says are previews of Microsoft Office for the two platforms that own 90 percent of the smartphone and tablet markets.

    The Verge has learned through several sources close to Microsoft’s plans that the company will release Office versions for Android and iOS in early 2013.



    Office Mobile will debut in the form of free apps that allow Android and iOS users to view Microsoft Office documents on the move. Like the existing SkyDrive and OneNote apps, Office Mobile will require a Microsoft account. On first launch, a Microsoft account will provide access to the basic viewing functionality in the apps. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents will all be supported, and edit functionality can be enabled with an Office 365 subscription.

    The report notes “Very basic editing” will be enabled on the apps, but it doesn’t sound anywhere near the functionality of iWork apps or even Google’s Docs in their current forms. Folks should expect iOS apps in late February and Android versions a month or so later, and you’ll need to pay for an Office 365 plan.


    There have been many rumors on the iOS version of Microsoft Office throughout the years, including a job posting in July.

    Microsoft sort of confirmed the news, saying, “Office will work across Windows Phone, iOS and Android.”

    Is this too little, too late from Microsoft?

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    References for Office Mobile for iPhone, iPad Excel and PowerPoint apps show up



    References to unreleased Microsoft Office applications for iOS devices have appeared on Microsoft’s support website, as noted by MacRumors and Mac4Ever. Microsoft’s French support site for an article pertaining to Excel references an Excel for iPad. However, the same English-localized support document only references an Excel product for desktop computers. The screenshot above that shows references for Excel for iPad, PowerPoint for iPad, and Office Mobile for iPhone were also located on Microsoft’s support website.

    Last month, photos of a purported build of Microsoft’s upcoming iOS Office app leaked out. It seems that, given the reportedly basic iPhone editing functionality of said build, that these may be photos of the “Office Mobile for iPhone” references on Microsoft’s website. Full-fledged iPad Excel and PowerPoint iPad apps were not discussed in The Verge report regarding leaked iOS Office app screenshots, but screenshots from a report from The Daily earlier this year appear to have shown more functional Microsoft iPad apps.

    Microsoft is reportedly set to begin rolling out its iOS Office applications sometime in early 2013, possibly in February or March.

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    Quickoffice iPad app now free for Google Business users


    Google today announced that it would be making the Quickoffice iPad app available for free for all of its Apps for Business customers. The app allows users to open and edit Microsoft Office files stored on their Google Drive cloud accounts. The search company acquired Quickoffice in June of this year, and the free iPad version looks to be a step to strengthening the app ecosystem surrounding its Google Docs platform.

    Quickoffice for iPad allows users to easily convert Office files to Google documents, or to make edits without converting. In announcing the new app today, Google said that it was also preparing versions of the app for the iPhone and for Android devices.

    The app is currently available as a free download in Apple's iTunes Store. It requires an iPad running iOS version 5.0 or later.

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    Analyst: Office for iPad could be worth as much as $2.5B


    Microsoft could generate as much as $2.5 billion in 2014 if it were to put out a fully-functional version of Office for the iPad, claims Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Holt. The estimate is based on an Office attach rate of 30 to 40 percent for Mac owners, versus 10 to 15 percent for Windows, although the latter may not include the stripped-down versions of Office that ship with many PCs. If 200 million iPads are sold by 2014, a 30 percent attach rate with a $60 pricetag would give Microsoft the $2.5 billion figure, even after Apple's 30 percent revenue cut.

    Reports of an Office iPad suite have been in circulation for many months, but Microsoft still hasn't set a firm date for the software, or defined what features it will have. A full feature set may be unlikely, since iOS is missing things like precision input and a dedicated filesystem. Without a fully-functional suite, a $60 pricetag may also be unlikely; most iOS apps cost less than $10, and sales of apps over that threshold have typically been poor. Microsoft would also have to compete with apps which are cheap and fill in for some (though not all) of Office's features.


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    Microsoft’s refusal to bring office to ipad costing it an estimated $2.5 billion



    Microsoft’s decision to keep Office away from iPad may be a good way to protect sales of Windows tablets but it’s also costing the company a pretty penny in terms of potential revenues. AppleInsider has picked up on some recent research from Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Holt showing that Microsoft is leaving $2.5 billion on the table every year by not bringing Office to Apple’s popular tablet. Some internal Microsoft documents leaked late last year suggested that Microsoft was finally developing a mobile version of Office for both iOS and Android, although the company has yet to make any announcements yet about bringing its popular productivity apps to rival mobile operating systems. There’s some added urgency for Microsoft to make its Office suite available on more mobile platforms since Google has recently started moving into its enterprise territory with its Google Apps productivity software.


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    Microsoft Office For iOS Won’t Launch Until Fall 2014 [Rumor]

    The Daily leaked a screenshot of Office on the iPad back in February 2012



    Despite the unsuccessful launch of Windows 8, Microsoft still knows how to make some really great productivity software. Microsoft Office is one of the most popular suite of apps on the planet, and it could make over $2.5 billion per year if Microsoft ported it to iOS.

    There have been a number of rumors that Office for iOS is coming really soon, but nothing’s happened yet. A new rumor claims that there’s still a lot of waiting to do, as Microsoft doesn’t plan to bring Office to iOS until Fall 2014.

    After seeing Microsoft’s product roadmap, ZDNet’s Mary Foley claims that sources have informed to her that Microsoft’s current roadmap doesn’t account for an Office for iOS launch until late in 2014.

    “Also on the roadmap for fall 2014 is what’s listed as iOS/Android support for Office. One would assume this is the expected and widely rumored Office for iPad release. It could, however, be Office for iPhone and Android phone, given that it’s not listed on the roadmap as being tablet-specific.”

    While Microsoft has never confirmed or denied Office is coming to the iPad, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer did hint that it would make sense for Microsoft to push its productivity apps to iOS as well. It’s also speculated that Microsoft might just bring Office to iOS and Android via Office 365 subscriptions.

    The big question remaining is whether iOS users will want or need Office when it’s released in 2014. Microsoft’s hesitancy to embrace the platform has opened the door for other developers to make competing apps that are nearly as functional for a fraction of the cost. Rather than focusing on software for its failed Windows RT tablet, it’d probably be a better idea for Microsoft to get in on iOS and Android before it gets left behind.


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