Microsoft’s Office For iPad To Hit App Stores On March 27th

According to The Verge, Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella will take the stage at an event in San Francisco on March 27th and will reveal Office for iPad. This will be Satya Nadella’s first event as CEO of Microsoft.

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Last week, Reuters reported that a full Office suite for iPhone and iPad is ready for release and that the company is waiting for a green light from the new CEO. If The Verge’s sources are right, we should see the release on the 27th of this month.

Satya Nadella is planning to host his first press event as Microsoft CEO next week. The software maker has been inviting members of the media to a special cloud- and mobile-focused event in San Francisco on March 27th. Nadella is expected to discuss Microsoft’s “mobile first, cloud first” strategy, and there will be some major news ahead of the company’s Build conference in early April. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tellThe Verge that the event will mark the introduction of Office for iPad.

Apparently, the iPad version of Office will be similar to the iPhone version of Office 365 that was released last year. Editing and creation of documents will be available for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. However, an Office 365 subscription will be required for editing, which is a let down.

If Microsoft wants to get iPad users to use the Office app, they’ll have to provide something more promising than this. Don’t you think?

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