Microsoft Office for iPad could be just days away

Are we ever going to see Microsoft release Office for the iPad? The app’s been hanging like a just-out-of-reach possibility for ages now, but just a few days back interest in its release really picked upon, with the arrival of reports claiming both that a mid-year release might be possible, as well as that the software was essentially already completed, just waiting on Microsoft to push it live. Today we hear that a launch could be much sooner than we imagined, with claims that Microsoft will introduce Office for the iPad before the end of March.

Specifically, sources are talking about the likelihood that new CEO Satya Nadella will include Office for iPad among the topics he plans to address at a March 27 event, his first since taking the reins.

Unfortunately, if you were holding out hope that the iPad version of Office would be a bit more full-featured than the iPhone version (above) – and especially if you were wishing for a nice stand-alone copy you could buy once without needing an ongoing Office 365 subscription – well, wish harder next time. The same sources providing this intel also indicate that the iPad version will be just more of the same as what we’ve seen with the iPhone build.

Source: The Verge

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