Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO, is hosting a press event on March 27th where the focus will be on mobile and cloud-based apps. Sources tell The Verge that Nadella will use the event as a platform to discuss Microsoft’s “mobile first, cloud first” strategy. More signficantly for iPad owners, Nadella is going to finally announce the upcoming Office for iPad app, which will join the Office for iPhone released in June of last year.
Similar the iPhone version, Office for iPad will require an Office 365 subscription to unlock important features including document creation and editing. Those who have used the iPhone version can expect much of the same interface, but changed to accomodate the larger iPad display. Office for iPad will include tablet friendly versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
It may be a coincidence, but under Nadella, Microsoft has seemed to have a renewed interest in Apple’s Mac and iOS platforms. Microsoft is reportedly considering an update to Office for Mac, which could release later this year. This week, they released a Mac version of OneNote, which is an Evernote competitor. For a limited time, you can grab OneNote from the Mac App Store for free.