ZDNet’s own Microsoft insider Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft Office for the Apple iPad is live and kicking. The project goes under the codename of Miramar. Mary writes that the iPad version of Office is likely to hit the market ahead of Microsoft’s touch-first Metro version of Office for Windows (codenamed “Gemini”).
Additionally, Ballmer OK’d the suggestion by the Office team that they’d bring Office for iPad to market as soon as it is ready, and not wait for a simultaneous release on big Windows. Currently, Office for iPad is targeting a release in the first half of 2014, i.e. by the end of June.
We’ll be following this tightly. Stay tuned and wait for more news of this kind.