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Microsoft Office for iPad to be released on March 27

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After years of rumors, finally, Microsoft, through its Chief Executive Satya Nadella, will be launching a version of Office for Apple’s iPad devices on March 27 in San Francisco, California.

Office for iPad will allow users to create and edit documents in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. They can also access email, instant messaging, and other Office 365 services from their iPhone or iPad.

The launching of Office for iPad would be the first public appearance and major announcement of the Microsoft CEO Nadella after his appoint as such last month, replacing Steve Ballmer. Nadella is expected to discuss his commitment to improve software services that work on Microsoft’s Windows and those of the rival operating systems.

In an official invitation to the press, Nadella would be focusing on the intersection of cloud and mobile computing saying that those priorities would for surely ‘define Microsoft going forward’. Microsoft has been doing its best to open its apps and services up to multiple platforms, which recent evidence was the release of OneNote for Mac just this week.

It could be remembered that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once publicly said that Microsoft was working in the Office for iPad. Reports said, releasing Office for iPad would perfectly fits Nadella’s strategy of prioritizing cloud services and would represent?a ‘culmination of platform’ strategy. ?Nadella?s presence would give emphasis on how Microsoft is trying its best to catch up in the fast growing mobile-software market. Also, his appearance on March 27 is said to set the tone for Build, the company’s conference for developers beginning on April 2 in San Francisco. At Build, Microsoft also expected to release of a Windows 8.1 update, Windows Phone 8.1 and a preview of Windows 9.

Moreover, according to Bloomerg.net, Washington-based company The Redmond will also introduce Office for the iPad with limited capabilities that can be upgraded to premium versions requiring a subscription to the Office 365 Internet-based software.

More announcements from Microsoft Corporation are expected at the company’s Build developer conference.

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