Microsoft Office for iPad arrival is imminent as an official invite sent out asking the press to set aside an hour on March 27.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is all set to hold its first press event on March 27 in San Francisco. The Redmond giant has already sent out invites to the press that suggest Nadella will discuss “news related to the intersection of cloud and mobile”. Although, no particular product has been specified in the invite, but it’s very likely that the new CEO will introduce Microsoft Office for iPad.
Currently, Microsoft offers Office Mobile for iPhone, which requires to buy an Office 365 subscription. Microsoft Office for iPad will most likely to follow the same approach and integrate the same functionality, although the interface may undergo some modifications, to fill the larger screen of the Apple’s tablet.
There have been rumors about the Office for iPad (codename Miramar). Earlier, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had confirmed the existence of the productivity suite, after announcing the touch-first version of Office for Windows (Office Gemini). However, Microsoft executives have decided to give priority to Apple’s mobile platform as the number of users who own an iPad are significantly higher the number of users who use a Windows tablet. Satya may reveal a preview of Office Miramar during the event on March 27th.
Microsoft has already announced three cloud services – Office Online, OneDrive and OneNote for Mac keeping faith in “Mobile first, Cloud first” strategy in a span of more than a month after his (Satya Nadell, Microsoft CEO) appointment.
Microsoft is also holding its annual developer conference BUILD at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from April 2 to 4, 2014, where the Redmond developers will unveil Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 Update, Windows 9 codenamed “Threshold” and other plans.