Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Mar 2014 21:51 UTC

Satya Nadella is planning to host his first press event as Microsoft CEO next week. The software maker has been inviting members of the media to a special cloud- and mobile-focused event in San Francisco on March 27th. Nadella is expected to discuss Microsoft’s "mobile first, cloud first" strategy, and there will be some major news ahead of the company’s Build conference in early April. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the event will mark the introduction of Office for iPad.

Meanwhile, Office for Metro is nowhere in sight.

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I know a lot of people who use a tablet as their primary on-the-go computer. This is the use case that's most likely: you're on the road and someone sends you a Word or Excel file and they want your comments and corrections. Most of the apps that will allow you to edit or preview an Office document lack the editing functionality that would enable this user to perform meaningful work. But even though it might be awkward to try to do full-blown desktop publishing on a tablet, if the Office app is well-designed, it would be great for reading through and making edits and notes on an existing document, or adding a few paragraphs or rows.

Let's set aside the fact that in that use case a cloud-based collaboration platform might be better suited. In today's workplace, that kind of collaboration is usually done by exchanging office docs.

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