Microsoft may finally be bringing Office to the iPad

Apple iPad Air and iPhone 5S users have been waiting for the release of Microsoft Office for the iOS operating system. Will they find alternative services before Microsoft finally decides to release the software it has readied? The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant hasn’t yet set a release date, though sources say the software is ready. Without Microsoft Office, companies are turning to services such as Quip and Google Docs.

Newly appointed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is said to be announcing a version of the company’s popular Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint for Apple’s iPad tablet devices at an event next week Microsoft may finally introduce a version of its Office software suite for Apple’s iPad devices at an event next Thursday, according to multiple reports. Sources close to ReutersZDNet and The Verge have said Microsoft’s about to introduce a suite of Microsoft Office applications designed for the Apple tablet. The suite is expected to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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