Tomorrow Microsoft is expected to announce a version of Office for Apple’s iPad. The event takes place at a private location for selected members of the press. It’ll also be live streamed for everyone else to join and watch remotely. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will kick off the 10 am PT event personally. We might even see a sneak peek of a product codename ‘Gemini’. You’ll know this as the modern ‘metro’ version of Office coming to Windows 8 devices later this year. There’s also one little twist to this event. Microsoft will introduced a management suite for iPads, iPhones, Androids, Windows devices and more.
The information comes from Mary Jo Foley (@maryjofoley) over at the All About Microsoft site. Last week she originally reported that Office was coming to the iPad tomorrow. Today she heard from sources that we’ll also see the introduction of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS).
EMS is expected to be a suite for customers to better control bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenarios in enterprise. You’ll find Windows Intune, a new Azure Active Directory “Premium” offering and Azure Rights Management Services.
Windows Intune (www.microsoft.com/intune) is a cloud-based management solution for business to manage devices. Intune is being upgraded to manage thousands of devices. It’ll also obtain support for Windows Phone 8.1 and Samsung’s Knox security platform.
The live stream to the event starts tomorrow morning at 10 am PT. We’ll be watching and blogging the events.