Office for the iPad has been a highly anticipated project from Microsoft, as the iPad currently suffers from a full fledged office productivity suite. Rumors on Wednesday circulated that Microsoft on March 27th, may finally unwrap its Office product for the iPad.
The media event scheduled for March 27th in San Francisco will be the first major press event for the new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. But, his big rollout of the iPad could be one of the biggest product announcements from Microsoft, with a huge user base waiting for Office for the iPad.
What Could Be In The Office For iPad?
According to many who follow Microsoft, the date for the release of the Office for iPad product is for the end of March 2014. This product will more than likely require a subscription to Office 365, and require users to have an active account there to use it. But, enterprise and business users should be able to use it as well.
The product from Microsoft is expected to be the full Office suite of apps, which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and possibly Access. OneNote has been rolled out into a separate product which has been available on the iPad for some time. No one knows the anticipated price of it, but many figure it will be less than $10 per month.
Many expect the Office for the iPad product to be available on March 27th, the day of the event. Many insiders at Microsoft know the product is in production and is being actively tested within the company. The event will be a huge start for Satya Nadella and his new reign at Microsoft, and should be a crowd pleaser.
The subscription part of the product could be a negative to some, but the revenue stream of subscriptions has become a huge money maker for Microsoft. Having active customers pay $10 per month to use Office can multiply in the millions, and this product has been long awaited, and has many people waiting for its final release. Hopefully it should please those looking for the true Office suite for the iPad
March 27th will be a huge day for Office. It brings Office to the iPad, and will be a new billion dollar business for Microsoft, many think.