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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Comment by GraphiteCube
by GraphiteCube on Tue 18th Mar 2014 12:23 UTC
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> Meanwhile, Office for Metro is nowhere in sight.

If you're talking about Office on tablet: you already have Office for Windows RT bundled with Windows RT-based tablets, and you can already have Office 365 or Office 2013 on Windows 8-based tablets.

So having Office in "Metro"-style would be just another Office for Windows (8 or RT) with another UI?

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RE: Comment by GraphiteCube
by zizban on Tue 18th Mar 2014 13:24 in reply to "Comment by GraphiteCube"
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He's talking Metro. On Windows RT when you use Office it launches a Windows 8 desktop just so Office can run.

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Yes, but I think the goal is to have Office running on a device, so whether it is designed with "Metro"-style or running on "desktop" is just a matter of UI issue.

Perhaps some think that "Metro"-style can make the application easier to use and more suitable for touch-based input.

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