Today, In an event in Florida, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that company is planning to bring Office to the iPad with a touch user interface. The touch user interface will be arriving with the next version of Office for Windows.
According to source,
Speaking at a Gartner event in Florida today, Ballmer said “iPad will be picked up when there’s a touch first user interface.” That touch first interface appears to be making its way to the Windows version of Office first, with the iPad edition to follow afterwards. Ballmer noted the touch first interface is “in progress.”
Microsoft’s head of applications and services, Qi Lu, also commented on touch versions of Office at an analyst meeting recently. Lu said the company is “working on touch-first versions for our core apps in the Office suite,” and that Microsoft will “bring these apps to Windows devices, and also to other devices in ways that meet out customers’ needs.”
Based on the most recent developments there is no release date available for Office for iPad.