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Microsoft Office 2013 Native to iOS and Android!

Posted on: Oct, 2012 By: Mike Weber
There are no words for ecstatic I am about this latest update, courtesy of (and the Czech Republic).    Microsoft is going to be releasing Office 2013 as an available app for both Android and iOS tablets in the first half of 2013.  The consumer version for PC will be available in Q1 (most likely February) with the tablet version trailing behind by a month or two.

What does this mean for our content?  This means that PowerPoint will be at your fingertips (most likely thanks to the Windows 8 push towards touch screen compatibility we mentioned earlier this summer) regardless of which version of the tablet you are using.

This information was gained during a press release in the Czech Republic, so it may not necessarily mean we'll be getting it in the US in the same quarter. A Microsoft US Spokesperson advised they did not announce a release date or retail availability of the new Office 2013, but with us all being able to play with the version of the newest Office Suite already, I wouldn't be surprised if the retail release is in the next 6 months.

Even if the corporate folks say it'll just be the better mobile version of Office, I'll be looking forward to Microsoft's future in the Tablet world.

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Oct 22, 2012 -
Charlie Friborg
Still uneasy about Apple. I do love their products but the whole patent issue has really turned me away from buying their products. crfriborg@gmail.com
Oct 22, 2012 -
krjones
Charlie: That's totally understandable. I myself am an iOS user so am excited (although I joined the clan a couple years ago, before all this patent stuff with Samsung etc. came to light). Specifically, I'm interested to see what kind of capabilities Office would have on my iPhone. If I can work on writing a letter from work, then end up at a restaurant waiting for half an hour to be seated, I could still keep working on the letter. I'm also curious whether they will allow PowerPoint to include Entrance, Emphasis and Exit animations, as this is one of the things that can get a bit "dicey" even on Skydrive. More than likely, my next phone will be an Android, and eventually my Mac will be replaced as well (shhhhh, it doesn't know that yet). Thanks for your comment and happy presenting!

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