Come this Thursday, Microsoft will be hosting an event of their own in which many expect Office for iPad to be launched. According to the rumors, Office for the iPad has already been developed but apparently Microsoft is waiting for the greenlight to release the app by its new CEO, Satya Nadella, which we guess could take place this Thursday.
Now apart from launching Office for iPad, Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet claims that Microsoft could be launching another product as well, this time in the form of an Enterprise Mobility Suite. Essentially this is a licensing bundle designed for large enterprises in mind. According to Foley, this will allow IT managers at larger enterprises to manage iPads, iPhones, Android, and Windows devices, sort of like a one-size-fits-all version of BlackBerry’s BES.
We’re not fully sure on how the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite is expected to work, but according to Foley’s report, she describes it as, “EMS will provide a way for enterprises to acquire several Microsoft technologies for bring your own device (BYOD) scenarios, my tipsters say. Included in the suite are Windows Intune, a new Microsoft Azure Active Directory ‘Premium’ offering and Azure Rights Management Services.”
When Foley attempted to probe Microsoft for additional details, unsurprisingly a Microsoft spokesperson replied that Microsoft had nothing to share, but we guess we will just have to wait until this Thursday to find out.