Microsoft: Office On iOS Could Offer $2.5B In Revenue
Earlier this week, at the Goldman Sachs tech conference in San Francisco, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein was asked (yet again) about the potential launch of a version of Office for iOS, the operating system used for the Apple iPad and iPhone. And as has been Microsoft's wont on this subject, he dodged the question. On the one hand, he noted that Microsoft has a long history of providing cross-platform applications. (You can run Office on the Mac, for instance.) And he also noted that you can run the limited function Web-based version of Office in a browser on basically any device at all, including iPads and iPhones, to read documents and do some light editing. There are also other select applications available for iOS like the company's OneNote note-taking software, he notes.