“Satya Nadella is planning to host his first press event as Microsoft CEO next week,” Tom Warren reports for The Verge.
“he software maker has been inviting members of the media to a special cloud- and mobile-focused event in San Francisco on March 27th,” Warren reports. “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 tell The Verge that the event will mark the introduction of Office for iPad,” Warren reports. “We understand the iPad variant of Office will be similar to the iPhone version, and will require an Office 365 subscription for editing. We’re told that document creation and editing is fully supported for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps. Overall, the interface and features are expected to be similar to the existing iPhone version.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If it’s anything like the current, putrid Orifice for iPhone, it’ll flop harder than Ballmer sweat.
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