Mike Becky

Thoughts on Office for iPad ➝

Jim Dalrymple on Microsoft’s recent release of Office for iPad:

Microsoft is about four years late in solving a problem for users. The suite of apps should have been released near the introduction of the original iPad in order for it to have a full impact. Unfortunately, the delay gave—or forced—users to find an alternative. And they did—iWork.

Microsoft is too late to the party to make any waves. Four years is an eternity in software development — people have moved on and found alternatives and I doubt Microsoft is going to convert anyone other than large companies that are already invested in the Office ecosystem.