Microsoft has scheduled a March 27 press briefing in San Francisco with news “focused on the intersection of cloud and mobile computing.” CEO Satya Nadella will be providing the opening remarks.
In the same event, Nadella will announce the launch of Microsoft Office for iPad, according to reports by The Verge and ZDNet. Like the other mobile versions of Office, the iPad edition is expected to include only Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
An iPad version of Office may be a precursor to a touch-optimized release of the software for Windows—current Windows 8.1 and Windows RT tablets ship with a desktop version of Office designed primarily for use with a mouse and keyboard.
The March 27th event will set the stage for further announcements at the Build developer conference on April 2nd. Microsoft will unveil Windows Phone 8.1 at Build, and the company is expected to fully detail its Windows 8.1 Update and hint at some future plans for Windows 9.
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