An image from the Daily of what is allegedly a shot of MS Office for iPad
Microsoft is likely working on an official Office for iOS solution. This news comes from a Microsoft job listing that strongly hints at a version of Microsoft’s popular suite for Apple’s mobile platform.
According to the job listing, Microsoft is looking for for experienced OS X developers. However, as is pointed out by Gizmodo, they also have some finer print that says, “new feature work to be part of Microsoft’s next move on the Mac on on iOS.”
Here’s a portion of the job posting:
The MacBU Group at the Silicon Valley Campus is looking for a talented Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) with a strong technical background to join the PowerPoint Test team. You will work very closely with the Development team on the design, implementation, & testing of new feature work to be part of Microsoft’s next move on the Mac and on iOS.
Our business unit offers the feel of a small, independent business with a strong team culture of innovation, creativity, and having fun. We build our own Mac and iOS products that present team members with unique technical challenges as well as exceptional opportunities for ownership, autonomy and professional growth. We offer a unique and extremely positive work environment for engineers.
While it may not mean we should all go around thinking Office for iPad is coming next week, it’s definitely a sign that Microsoft is focusing on the platform in some way.