Microsoft Office Web apps coming to iPhone in 2009
Microsoft is going to launch a web-based version of their Office suite some time next year, including full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Users will be able to access it from anywhere with web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla’s Firefox, and Apple’s Safari web browser for Macs.
However, a lot of questions about the upcoming service still remain unanswered, so “Sarah in Tampa” has created a special Q&A to clear things up, as well as answer the million dollar question, “Will Microsoft’s Office Web suite work on the iPhone’s mobile Safari web browser?
Fortunately for business-minded iPhone users, the answer is a resounding “yes.” The upcoming Web Office suite from Microsoft should work fine with the Apple iPhone and its mobile Safari web browser. And no, Silverlight is not required for Microsoft Web Office use.
It is also said that a private technology preview of the Office Web applications will be made available later this year. However, the official public release date has not yet been confirmed, though it’s expected to be some time in late 2009.