Meet the new iPad App Powerhouse: Microsoft
Seriously, that could be Microsoft’s next move: go ahead and embrace the iPad. They have a strong team of mac developers, and there is no reason why they shouldnt build tonnes of apps for the iPad.
Yes, you heard me, Microsoft should start making iPad apps. And why not? They’ve already got a stable of people from the former Mac Business Unit within the Office group that already know how to develop in XCode.
They can create a native version of Entourage with no-nonsense enterprise Exchange integration, as well as Word, Excel and PowerPoint for the iPad so we don’t have to continue to suffer through iWork or go through other 3rd parties for Office file viewing and editing like QuickOffice. They also can create apps that allow for better tie-in of corporate Intranet applications which use Microsoft technologies, such as Sharepoint.