Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirms the launch of the ipad version of Office
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Phoenix Technology News Beijing time October 9, according to Science and technology blog Theverge reported, Microsoft CEO Ballmer (Steve Ballmer) said in Tuesday, the company will launch the ipad version of Office, However, it is necessary to wait until a user interface is developed with a touch as the primary mode of operation. "When a user interface is launched with a touch-first approach, we consider the ipad version of Office." "Ballmer said in Tuesday at a meeting of market research firm Gartner in Florida. He also noted that the interface was "under development". But Microsoft appears to be first using the touch-first user interface for Windows Office, and then for the ipad version of Office. Microsoft has issued a version of Office for the iphone, but it does not support the ipad. The software giant said at the time that tablet users could choose to use Office Web apps in their browsers instead of clients. Before Ballmer confirms the launch of the ipad version of Office, Microsoft COO Kevin Tena has said that Microsoft "needs to implement this practical experience on all devices". Microsoft application and Service Director Lurkey recently also commented on the touch version of Office at an analyst meeting. Microsoft, he said, is "developing a touch-first version of the core application in the Office suite", which will bring these applications to Windows devices and will also be introduced into other devices to meet customer needs. It is unclear whether the ipad version of Office will need Office 365 subscriptions as much as the iphone version. Microsoft introduced the Touch Pad Office for Windows 8.1 at the build developer conference earlier this year and presented a special version of Metro-style PowerPoint, but declined to disclose the release date. (Compiling/Xiao Yu)
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