Rumors have already suggested that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will unveil Office for the iPad tomorrow during an event in San Francisco. However, ZDNet says it has learned that the company has something else up its sleeves. Microsoft is reportedly gearing up to reveal its Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), which will provide all of the software that IT managers need to easily control devices deployed in the field.
Enterprise Mobility Suite will support Windows, Android and iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, ZDNet said, and will also include a new version of Windows Intune that will work with Samsung Knox and Windows Phone 8.1 in the future. The suite reportedly includes all of the applications needed to quickly launch a BYOD initiative. “Included in the suite are Windows Intune, a new Microsoft Azure Active Directory ‘Premium’ offering and Azure Rights Management Services,” ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley said. New features aren’t really discussed in detail, though the suite will reportedly help IT managers control “thousands” of deployed devices, similar to how some of the company’s existing products already work.
Microsoft may very well introduce EMS tomorrow. Office for iPad has been anticipated for a long time, and enterprise users have turned to other tablet-friendly options in the meantime. A big announcement not only detailing Office for iPad, but also a new Enterprise Mobility Suite, will certainly catch the attention of corporations around the globe.