Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is planning to release Microsoft Office for iPad in the first half of 2014, according to ZDNet. ZDNet is reporting that Office for iPad may arrive before Windows-based tablets.
?Last we heard, it sounded from ex-CEO Steve Ballmer that [the iPad version of Office] was going to arrive some time after Microsoft?s own touch-first, ?Gemini? implementation of Office,? wrote ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. ?But I hear Ballmer and the senior leaders of the company may have had a change of heart towards the end of last year. According to one of my contacts, Ballmer OK?d the suggestion by the Office team that they?d bring Office for iPad to market as soon as it was ready, even though that would likely mean before the Windows 8 version. I?m hearing that new date for Office for iPad is some time in the first half of calendar 2014.?