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Microsoft Is “Looking At” The Mac App Store for Office

Microsoft Is “Looking At” The Mac App Store for Office

How times change:

Microsoft says it continues to be pleased with sales of the Mac version of Office, but has not yet decided whether to offer the product or any of its components in the Mac version of the App Store, which launched earlier this month. Similar to the iPhone store, the App Store for Mac puts Apple in the position of retailer, taking a 30 percent cut of sales.

“It’s something we are looking at,” Microsoft’s Amanda Lefebvre told Mobilized. However, the company said its product is already available in lots of places as well as via the Web–including in a new, free 30-day trial version.

“It’s something we haven’t ruled out,” she said. “We just have to see how that relates to our business.

Or: “We have seen the success of other developers in the Mac App Store, and we would like to have Office in there. It’s just that we’re Microsoft, and it takes months (years) for us to take a decision.”