Posted by : Harish K V Saturday, 5 January 2013
Multiple news sources report that Microsoft is in the final stages of developing a version of Office for ios devices which will be released in early 2013. It is unclear whether this would be a full-featured app or not. Pricing is also not known, but it is likely that at least basic document viewing functions will be allowed for free, while a subscription will be required to edit or use more advanced functions. Free Office 2013 web apps are already available to SkyDrive users and Microsoft is experimenting with ways to turn Office into a subscription based service. Further platform support, including apps for Android, would strengthen this position.