After years of delay, Microsoft finally unveiled a version of its ubiquitous Office suite for the iPad. So can we now use the iPad as our primary electronic work tool?
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may be preparing to take the wraps off the long-rumored Microsoft Office on iPad suite at a press event on March 27, according to separate reports on ZDNet and The Verge.
Removing admin rights from employees would mitigate most critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft enterprise software, according to a study by privilege management firm Avecto.
Microsoft plans to deliver Service Pack (SP) 1 for Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013 in the early part of 2014, or about 13 months after the debut of Office 2013 in January 2013.
Microsoft is warning about attackers targeting a zero-day vulnerability in a graphics component that impacts Windows, Office and Lync and issued an interim "Fix-It" workaround until a comprehensive solution is ready.
In case you missed it, Google last week included the Quickoffice app as part of Android 4.4 "KitKat", the latest new flavor of the company's operating system for smartphones and tablets.
While there has been complaints about its cost and how it offers far more features than most employees require, these arguments are not significant enough to persuade more enterprise to make the switch to a free or open source alternative. For now, workers continue to favor the familiarity of Office for productivity work.
Microsoft has announced plans to build a touch-optimized native version of its signature Office productivity suite integrating support for Apple's iPad tablet, but Redmond may have waited too long to capitalize on the iPad opportunity.
Google makes QuickOffice free.
Microsoft has left the door open to bringing Microsoft Office to tablets such as the iPad and Android devices.