Microsoft Working On Office Suite Of Apps Including Outlook & Powerpoint For iOS
Back in February, The Daily got its hands on a pre-release version of official Microsoft Office app for iPad, publishing a screenshot which confirmed the app’s existence for the first time. Now, a new set of job listings by Microsoft is hinting that an Office suite of apps for iOS is indeed in the works, as pointed out by 9to5Mac. A couple of months ago, The Daily apparently confirmed the exact launch date of a Microsoft Office suite for iOS to be November 10th.
According to the source:
Another hint that Microsoft could have iOS apps in the works comes from a set of job listings posted earlier this month. It looked for a software engineer on the Outlook Test team to work on “Microsoft’s next move on the Mac and on iOS.” Another was on the Powerpoint Test team.
This is not solid proof that Office is coming soon, since Microsoft does have several other iOS apps, such as SkyDrive, OneNote, etc. that could benefit from office integration, but the job listing specifically looks for someone to test Outlook/Powepoint on Mac and iOS.
Rumors of an Android version of Microsoft Office in development have been around for a while as well with a speculated November release alongside the iOS version.