By now, you've probably heard the news: Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) will put a "touch-first" version of its Office suite on the iPad soon. Fool contributor Tim Beyers says it's a welcome move.
The iPad is a huge platform, after all. Tens of millions of the devices are already in corporate hands. Giving those users the option to work natively with Microsoft productivity apps could juice sales, and give Mr. Softy a leg up in the race to supply business software to the growing number of tablet-wielding workers, Tim says in the following video.
What will it mean for Microsoft stock when the suite is released? Not much in the short term, Tim says, though he's reassured by Ballmer's commitment to "embrace and extend" existing platforms, such as the iPad, in order to sell more Microsoft software.
Do you agree? Disagree? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take, and then leave a comment to let us know where you stand.
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