It has been rumored for years and has had several "confirmed" launch dates, however, it seems like one of the yeti's of the technology world will finally become more than just a myth.
According to an article from ZDNet, on March 27 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will take the stage to unveil Microsoft Office for iPad to the world. Since the iPad was introduced in April 2010, customers have been waiting for an iPad version of the popular productivity suite. Rumors of development have been floating around for some time, but all of them proved false.
As more companies have implemented an iPad deployment as part of their technology investments, strong productivity applications are needed. Office has been a staple of many companies for close to two decades, but a lack of support on the iPad has caused some businesses to be slow when it comes to adopting the technology.
Aside from "inside sources," the speculation comes from the fact that the company will be holding a press conference next week. The focus will be on cloud technology and mobility, which would be right in the wheelhouse of Office for iPad. The speculation is that the suite will only feature Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, while requiring a Microsoft Office 365 subscription.
If all of this is true, it means IT departments could suddenly find themselves with an increased demand when it comes to using iPads for business tasks. With the help of an Apple support service, any business will be able to handle this demand effectively and take services to the next level.