Microsoft is considering to offer its Office productivity suite through the Mac App Store, a move which could be a tremendous boost of the new marketplace for Mac OS X applications modeled on Apple’s successful iOS App Store.
It’s something we are looking at. Office is already available in lots of places as well as via the Web, including in a new, free 30-day trial version.
It’s something we haven’t ruled out. We just have to see how that relates to our business
– Amanda Lefebvre from Microsoft.
currently there is no Office App in the App Store for the iPad. Early last year, Microsoft offered similar sentiments about bringing Office to Apple’s tablet device, but the company had decided by the time the iPad actually launched in early April that it had “no current plans” to make the move.
Microsoft has, however, taken its first steps onto the iOS platform with last week’s release of OneNote, and the company noted in today’s interview that it is committed to bringing Office to more platforms.
Post author: Daniel Semper