Ballmer: Office for iPad Is Real, Just Waiting for Windows 8 Touch Version

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Steve Ballmer confirmed that Microsoft is working on a version of Office 365 for the iPad, but it won’t be available until after the suite of productivity applications is retooled for the modern user interface in Windows 8.

The Microsoft CEO shared the news while on stage at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Fla. Ballmer spoke about many topics, many of them related to Microsoft’s Windows platform and the company’s process of retooling its software and services with a “common programming interface,” CNET reported.

On the topic of other platforms, Ballmer said that the “iPad will be picked up when there’s a touch-first user interface. That’s in progress for Office.” Read more…

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