The new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is likely to unveil Microsoft Office for iPad. The new iPad version might be unveiled on March 27. It was Re/code, a tech blog, who first came up with the report of Satya Nadella’s event next Thursday.
The Office software of Microsoft has proved to be one of the most money-making software till date and now this product will be compatible with Apple’s product.
On March 27, the new CEO will also address the media as well as executives from the industry on that day. Investors are insisting Microsoft to work on Office for the mobile devices from Google and Apple instead of chaining it up with Windows.
The reasons for the investors are right, too, as the PC sales have been on a sharp decline due to newer products like tablets and phablets becoming more common. If the figures are anything to go by, Microsoft is giving up nearly $2.5 billion per year in terms of revenue as they keep Office away from the iPad.
There are around 200 million iPad units sold till now and one can estimate the revenue that Microsoft is giving up. The US-based software biggie sent on invitation to reporters and said that Satya Nadella will be discussing “news related to the intersection of cloud and mobile”. However, there were no more details are than that.
There are the two versions of Office – the one for iPad and the other for iPhone and are in the wings for quite some time now. Apart from this, Microsoft will be making their OneNote available on Mac, which is a challenge thrown to Evernote.
Microsoft will be making some changes in the Office and its pricing.