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TheHeretic

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73,668 posts

142 months

LeeMad

1,094 posts

40 months

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about time! i have pages and dont like it

Bikerjon

980 posts

48 months

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That would be the icing on the cake! I reckon it could make the iPad an even stronger proposition for work environments too

DoctorX

1,976 posts

54 months

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Just found the CloudOn app for ipad - create and edit Office files - seems pretty good.

telford_mike

849 posts

72 months

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TheHeretic

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73,668 posts

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DoctorX said:
Just found the CloudOn app for ipad - create and edit Office files - seems pretty good.
Used that a little bit myself... Feels a bit weird.

lestag

4,529 posts

163 months

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telford_mike said:
does office 365 work on the ipad?

GregE240

10,839 posts

154 months

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I've heard this from two sources. One of them is very reliable indeed.

Other than that, I'm under NDA.

Borris-Bear

772 posts

132 months

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Maybe to be revealed at the iPad 3 launch? Apple may be looking to push iPad as a business device so may demo MS Office as part of that.

Anubis

671 posts

66 months

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Why would Microsoft ever allow Apple to run one of their most successful software packages ever outside their own Windows environment? It would make people go and buy yet more iPads, which defeats Microsofts future vision of bringing out Windows 8 and MS tablets next year.

Apple flatly refuse to have anything on their hardware except Apple approved products. No Silverlight, .Net, flash or anything else - can you honestly see MS suddenly being generous and give a direct competitor a piece of their own pie? I just can't see it happening.

Office will end up on Windows 8 tablets and because of that it entices people away from spending money on Apple and into MS instead. Keeping Office away from iOS also stops businesses buying loads of iPads because almost every company uses it today - they want that custom to go directly to MS products.

The picture on the iPad can easily be knocked up to look like an app to fool everyone.

Just saying n' all smile

TheHeretic

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73,668 posts

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Anubis said:
Why would Microsoft ever allow Apple to run one of their most successful software packages ever outside their own Windows environment? It would make people go and buy yet more iPads, which defeats Microsofts future vision of bringing out Windows 8 and MS tablets next year.

Apple flatly refuse to have anything on their hardware except Apple approved products. No Silverlight, .Net, flash or anything else - can you honestly see MS suddenly being generous and give a direct competitor a piece of their own pie? I just can't see it happening.

Office will end up on Windows 8 tablets and because of that it entices people away from spending money on Apple and into MS instead. Keeping Office away from iOS also stops businesses buying loads of iPads because almost every company uses it today - they want that custom to go directly to MS products.

The picture on the iPad can easily be knocked up to look like an app to fool everyone.

Just saying n' all smile
I know it is ridiculous to think that...




BenM77

2,835 posts

51 months

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Microsoft are a software company are they not ? I thought the only computer they made was the Xbox.

If there is a big enough demand then it makes sense to meet it, big profits involved.

Paul 2000

1,019 posts

154 months

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Anubis said:
Why would Microsoft ever allow Apple to run one of their most successful software packages ever outside their own Windows environment? It would make people go and buy yet more iPads, which defeats Microsofts future vision of bringing out Windows 8 and MS tablets next year.

Apple flatly refuse to have anything on their hardware except Apple approved products. No Silverlight, .Net, flash or anything else - can you honestly see MS suddenly being generous and give a direct competitor a piece of their own pie? I just can't see it happening.

Office will end up on Windows 8 tablets and because of that it entices people away from spending money on Apple and into MS instead. Keeping Office away from iOS also stops businesses buying loads of iPads because almost every company uses it today - they want that custom to go directly to MS products.

The picture on the iPad can easily be knocked up to look like an app to fool everyone.

Just saying n' all smile
Everything about this post is wrong. Have you ever seen any Apple products, or did you just post for comedy value? smile

Torquey

1,145 posts

115 months

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Anubis said:
Why would Microsoft ever allow Apple to run one of their most successful software packages ever outside their own Windows environment? It would make people go and buy yet more iPads, which defeats Microsofts future vision of bringing out Windows 8 and MS tablets next year.

Apple flatly refuse to have anything on their hardware except Apple approved products. No Silverlight, .Net, flash or anything else - can you honestly see MS suddenly being generous and give a direct competitor a piece of their own pie? I just can't see it happening.

Office will end up on Windows 8 tablets and because of that it entices people away from spending money on Apple and into MS instead. Keeping Office away from iOS also stops businesses buying loads of iPads because almost every company uses it today - they want that custom to go directly to MS products.

The picture on the iPad can easily be knocked up to look like an app to fool everyone.

Just saying n' all smile
What about onenote?

TBH you can buy tablet PC's with Office already installed. If someone wants to run it on an Ipad (at a higher cost and on a platform it wasnt designed for) then good for them. More $$$ for Microsoft.

Dracoro

7,166 posts

132 months

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Anubis said:
Why would Microsoft ever allow Apple to run one of their most successful software packages ever outside their own Windows environment?
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Apple flatly refuse to have anything on their hardware except Apple approved products. No Silverlight, .Net, flash or anything else
Apart from the rest of the garbage you posted that others will comment on, on my iMac I have Silverlight and Flash. (.Net was written for Windows, not OSX so that's irrelevant)

Of course, they have quality control system for iPads/iPhones which is a good thing but this has been done to death on other threads. You can always jailbreak their devices if you want to go down the non-approved software route.

And, as you clearly DON'T know, MS has produced Office for the Mac for YEARS. In fact, as I remember, MS Office appeared on the Mac BEFORE it appeared on Windows (1989 V 1990). Word actually first appeared on the Mac in 1984 and Excel a year later.

Anyway, I'll not go on, by now you surely acknowledge your ignorance on the matter? winkbiggrin

thinfourth2

30,594 posts

91 months

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Anubis said:
Why would Microsoft ever allow Apple to run one of their most successful software packages ever outside their own Windows environment?
Just as well you don't work with computers



RobCrezz

7,854 posts

95 months

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Anubis said:
Why would Microsoft ever allow Apple to run one of their most successful software packages ever outside their own Windows environment? It would make people go and buy yet more iPads, which defeats Microsofts future vision of bringing out Windows 8 and MS tablets next year.

Apple flatly refuse to have anything on their hardware except Apple approved products. No Silverlight, .Net, flash or anything else - can you honestly see MS suddenly being generous and give a direct competitor a piece of their own pie? I just can't see it happening.

Office will end up on Windows 8 tablets and because of that it entices people away from spending money on Apple and into MS instead. Keeping Office away from iOS also stops businesses buying loads of iPads because almost every company uses it today - they want that custom to go directly to MS products.

The picture on the iPad can easily be knocked up to look like an app to fool everyone.

Just saying n' all smile
laughlaughlaugh

This site will blow your mind:
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products

wolves_wanderer

9,018 posts

124 months

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Apparently a version of Office will be built into the version of Windows 8 that runs on ARM hardware (the version intended for tablet use). I doubt that the iPad version will be free. Also, as stated, MS are a software company and it is in their interests that people can use that software on as many platforms as possible.

bodhi

2,938 posts

116 months

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Wouldn't surprrise me, as MS make more money from Office than they do from Windows. I fail to see the point however, as even writing an email on an iPad takes 3 times as long to do as it does on a proper computer, so god knows how long writing a report would take. It's a bit quicker with a Bluetooth Keyboard, but this kind of defeats the object of a tablet imo.

TheHeretic

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How does it take you 3 times as long to write an email on the iPad, than it would on the computer?
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