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The software is anticipated to be ready for a launch in November; sources inform Boy Genius Report This might match up with an earlier report from The Everyday, which claimed to have seen a working prototype of Workplace on an iPad.

Microsoft was fast to disclaim calling the report “inaccurate rumors and speculation.” So much for that: BGR’s source claims that the Workplace they noticed appeared “virtually equivalent” to an image proven by The Day by day, so maybe the folks in Redmond weren’t’t totally truthful.

In any case, releasing a mobile version of Workplace for both Android and iOS makes a lot of sense. Home windows Telephone is behind its bigger competitors in terms of market share and, though Windows eight is supposed to be tablet-friendly, there’s no guarantee that those tablets will be capable to compete with the market-leading iPad.


For those who want more proof of the general public’s desire for mobile Office, look at the highest paid apps in the iTunes App Store. In the Productiveness class, Apple’s Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps are constantly in the checklist of prime ten bestsellers, and have been since ’iWork for iPads launch  in January 2010. As of Wednesday evening, Pages was third, Keynote ninth, and Numbers is 11th in that category.

These apps serve their purpose, but are far from perfect. iWork doesn’t natively save paperwork to Workplace codecs, and its export perform journeys up sometimes on the subject of formatting. Microsoft can obviously build higher support for Office in its personal productiveness suite than Apple could.

Microsoft is silent this time when requested in regards to the rumors. While it was quick in February to disclaim, this time it declined to comment. That silence speaks volumes about Redmond’s future plans


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