Office for iPad tipped for unveiling next week

Last month, word surfaced via sources that the long-awaited Office for iPad would be arriving in the first half of this year, something that has now been refined to a far more narrow timeline: this month. Specifically, according to the latest information, it will be introduced during CEO Satya Nadella's press event next week.

Nadella's press event is set for March 27, which is next week, the first he has held since taking on his new position at Microsoft. The event is set to have a mobile slant, of which an introduction of Office for iPad is said to be among them. Such information comes from sources that spoke to The Verge.

We've been hearing about this iPad version of Microsoft's popular office software for a long time now, with confirmation that the long-fabled offering would be arriving having surfaced last October. Since then, it has been a matter of further leaks paring down the eventual launch for the offering, which was originally said to have been slated for the latter half of this year.

Details about how, exactly, Office will be offered to iPad users are still lacking, and so speculation continues in that regards. If the latest source is correct, however, we'll know it all officially late next week when Nadella introduces the product.

SOURCE: The Verge