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Could the long wait finally be over at last? Microsoft is holding a "mobile first, cloud first" event in San Francisco next week, and rumors are percolating that the long-awaited Office for iPad could indeed be part of that mix.
The Verge is reporting that Office Mobile may finally arrive on the iPad later this month during a media event on Thursday, March 27 where Microsoft's newly minted CEO Satya Nadella is expected to chat up the company's mobile and cloud plans.
According to sources, Microsoft's incoming "mobile first, cloud first" strategy will include the fabled Office Mobile for iPad, an app that's reared its head more than once in recent years and is considered way overdue by critics.
In June it will be a full year since Microsoft unleashed an iPhone version of Office Mobile, and the iPad edition is said to be similar, right down to the need for an active Office 365 subscription in order to actually use it to create or edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
The event is Nadella's first as chief executive officer of Microsoft, and could very well set the stage for what Microsoft fans can expect in the months and years ahead. Microsoft will follow the March 27 event with its annual Build developer conference, which kicks off April 2nd.
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(Image courtesy of The Verge)