The Daily reports that Microsoft is working on an iPad version of their popular Office software suite.

Microsoft is planning a version of its Office business app for the iPad, The Daily has learned.

According to sources, the tech giant is actively working on adapting its popular software suite for Apple’s tablet. With the iPad making up over 80 percent of the tablet market and millions of people worldwide using Office, that could mean big bucks for the tech giant based in Redmond, Wash.

It’s unclear when Office for iOS will be released, but it should be sometime next year.

  • I have nothing against Microsoft or Office, but this exactly the difference between the competitive strategies of Microsoft and Apple. Apple tries to differentiate and Microsoft tries to license everything. I’m surprised it’s taken Microsoft this long to start

  • Anonymous

    This has nothing to do with licensing, it’s about releasing software on a competing hardware platform. There is an precedent for this- Apple has done Quicktime, iTunes (bringing the iPod to Windows users), Safari, and more on Windows.

  • I think iWork is very good at iPad and iPhone.. It also has iCloud support.. Why do I want to install Office on my iDevice?

    • True, I’m Sure this will push office software to the next level. It’s win win for us as consumers 🙂