According to the same source that initially printed a screenshot of Microsoft Office for iPad, the new software suite will apparently be unleashed on iOS on November 10 of this year. The revelation comes from The Daily, the publication that originally leaked the news that Microsoft was, in fact, working on a version of MS Office for the iPad. The new report suggests that development of the MS Office suite for iPad has wrapped up and that the app will undergo further testing before submission to Apple for inclusion on the iOS App Store.
The report follows on from a previous rumor which suggested that Office for iPad would launch sometime in November but this latest article pinpoints the launch down to a specific day. The original report on Office for iPad actually revealed a screenshot of the new software but, at the time, Microsoft denied that anything was in development. Given the mounting number of reports, the launch is now becoming more believable.
iPad users have, in fact, been able to use Microsoft Office on iPad, but via the app OnLive which uses server virtualization rather than giving users a native app to play with. However, the latest news centers around the release of a native iPad app for Microsoft Office, and it’s likely that Microsoft, in order to compete with Apple’s iWork suite, will be offering cloud based storage of Office documents.