Microsoft working on bringing Office suite to Mac App Store and iOS?

According to a report from The Daily, Microsoft is “actively working” on bringing its Office productivity suite to the iPad and Mac App Store platforms.

Microsoft Office on the iPad would make the suite a direct competitor with Apple’s ownб═productivityб═applications, packaged into iWork. While Microsoft does currently offer Office for Mac, it has not been available in the Mac App Store and has yet to be updated to support Mac OS X Lion’s new features. The Mac App Store Office suite is expected to be released sometime next year, with an iPad app release well before that.б═