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The Office for iPad development team comments on Ballmer’s role in the suite’s launch

Análisis Office para iPadVía
In an “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) session at Reddit by the Microsoft development team in charge of the Office suite for the iPad we have been able to learn a lot of details about the launch process . The truth is that Office was one of the big ones expected in the App Store and after its arrival the number of downloads of it testify this idea. A lot has been said about Office these last weeks.

The first rumors that ran on the subject were that Satya Nadella, after arriving at the direction of Microsoft, was the one who promoted the final launch of the suite. Steve Ballmer was reluctant to pay Apple 30 percent for every Office subscription produced on the App Store. But the reality was not like that, since it was Steve Ballmer who gave the definitive green light to the project .

The Office for iPad development team comments on Ballmer’s role in the suite’s launch
The Office for iPad development team comments on Ballmer’s role in the suite’s launch

The Office for iPad is a project with several years behind it , since 2011, when the first rumors were released, in 2012 we could see the first screenshots. At first the idea was to develop Office for Microsoft tablets and leave for later the iPad. But soon the tables were turned, developing a specific version, with a team dedicated to the Apple tablet.

The numbers for Office on the App Store have not been bad at all, only one day went by for the top three downloads on the App Store and less than a week ago the twelve million downloads were announced . The truth is that it was a much awaited suite among iPad users and since Microsoft have done a good job. Will we see an update accordingly for our Macs? The guys at Microsoft have hinted at it, but we’ll still have to wait.

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