Microsoft has scheduled a media event in San Francisco on March 27 and newly appointed CEO, Satya Nadella, will host the event. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have reported that in that event, long-awaited Microsoft Office for iPad will be launched.
Last year in June, Microsoft released a version of Office for the iPhone. This was a part of its Office 365 subscription service. On the other side, according to some reports, the lack of Office on the iPad has costed Microsoft as much as $2.5 billion each year. Therefore, Microsoft was eager to release a version of Office for iPad and finally it is coming.
Microsoft said in an invitation to reporters that Nadella will discuss “news related to the intersection of cloud and mobile” but strategically, the company declined to comment on the specifics of the CEO’s appearance. However, Microsoft Office for iPad will include Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The iPad version, like the iPhone version, will also require Office 365 subscription for editing and it seems that the interface and features will be similar to the existing iPhone version.
Source: The Verge