Last week, Reuters reported about a full version of Microsoft Office for iPhone and iPad ready to release, but they were not sure when the company will pull the trigger. Well, ZDnet and TheVerge seems to have found the answer: March 27th.
Both The Verge and ZDNet reports that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be hosting his very first press event as Microsoft CEO next week in San Francisco. This March 27th event will be focused on “mobile first, cloud first” and the Microsoft will use this event to launch the long-awaited Office for iPad and iPhone.
Here’s what Tom Warren of The Verge reports:
“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.”
Warren further details that while the office for iPad will come with full document creation and editing support, unfortunately, it sounds like it will require an Office 365 subscription and the features will be just like the ones found in the iPhone variant of the suite.
While the launch of the Office for iPad seems imminent, some thinks that the release is little too late. The company may be losing billions in revenue, each year without an iPad version. Analysts believe that the customers has been switching to the Office alternative such as Google Drive, Quip and Evernote.