Microsoft: Office for iPad and Android tablets nearing…

closeThis article could be out of date, as it was published 1 year 2 months 1 day ago.

“We don’t have our heads in the sand,” was Steve Ballmer’s response, when asked if Microsoft would shift products to non-Windows platforms.

Giving his biggest hint yet that Microsoft Office could soon move to iPad and Android tablets, the Redmond CEO said:

“Our devices carry our services, and our services will be available on a number of people’s devices.

“What I’m telling you is we’re going to integrate our services with our devices, [but] we’ll also make our services available on other people’s devices, both to the consumer and to the enterprise.”

But while not officially mentioning iPad or Android in his comments, speaking at a Microsoft event with Wall Street analysts, Ballmer continued:

“Now, how do we get our services to be popular on non-Windows devices?

“With the enterprise we kind of know how to do that.

“You walk into the enterprise, you say sign up for Office 365, you say we’re going to embrace your iPads and your iPhones, and blah-de, blah-de, blah.

“We know how to do that. We know how to get paid. Life feels pretty straightforward.”

Follow Us
on Google+
Sponsored

Hilton Auckland

As more and more conferences and events arrive in New Zealand, the opportunity to gain knowledge and build networks becomes better every day. Conferences can be hard work, and there’s nothing like retiring to a nice hotel room at the end of the day to relax and rest. But how do you turn a night in a hotel room into a lesson in building brand loyalty?   Read More →

Android App Review: Vimeo

NetGuide I review a lot of apps that, for one reason or another, aren’t that good. But it’s rare to find one that’s actually irredeemably broken. Video sharing website Vimeo’s app, however, is closer than it should be for an app with such obvious potential.   Read More →

Review: Samsung Gear S

NetGuide It takes something pretty special to stand out from the crowd in the smart wearable space. With new smartwatches and bands launching on a weekly basis, there’s lots of noise and plenty of confusion.   Read More →