iPad users may finally enjoy Microsoft Office on their devices. This is because there are reports that Microsoft Corp is close to making announcement about the arrival of the Office suite to Apple Inc’s popular slate.
Speculations about the pending arrival of Office on iPad started to circulate on Monday. That was after the giant software firm distributed invitations to a press briefing in San Francisco on March 27.
That event would be hosted by the new company CEO Satya Nadella. It would be his first event as an official head of the business. The company did not provide much details about the briefing. But it took interest when it noted that it would announce several news that would be about the intersection of mobile and cloud.
In the invitation, it was also noted that Nadella would be delivering opening remarks. What is special about it? The speech is set to contain and share helpful context about the still unidentified news.
Office suite for iPad, finally
However, well-placed sources said the event would be a event that would mark the launch of the much awaited Office suite for Apple Inc’s tablet. This should come as no surprise. Last year, Microsoft released an Office suite app specifically for iPhone. It opened the doors for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to get their way to the popular smartphone. However, it should be noted that the app has been made available only if subscribers would get online-based Office 365.
For many years now, speculations won’t subside that Microsoft has concrete plans to release Office for the popular iPad. However, sources claim that the company has only been holding off, much to the dismay of its investors. Some analysts have been pointing out that the company is losing the opportunity to tap billions in revenues by not bringing Office suite to iPad.
Long wait for Office suite for iPad
As early as 2012, there were reports that Office for iPad would be coming soon. Back then, there were speculations that Microsoft would launch Office apps simultaneously for iOS and Android tablets. But the year ended and the speculations did not materialize. Some reports even claimed that the plan would have been rolled out in 2013.
This upcoming development comes after Microsoft last week announced the release of Office 365 Personal. It would be launched this spring.