Nadella Explains Why Office For iPad Launched Before The Windows 8 Version

Hurries and scurries! As far as openings of new weeks are concerned, Microsoft CEO had a fairly busy Monday. He attended Code Conference yesterday, where he candidly talked about strategy.

And while the company had actually confirmed development of its Office suite for tablets, the fact that Office for iPad launched in late March pleasantly surprised many.

Now according to Satya Nadella, launching a version of Office aimed at Apple tablets arrived before the Windows 8 build because the company wants to make its product available everywhere — and delaying launch further would have only resulted in losing more space to rivals.

This is what Nadella said:

“The intent here is to make sure our services are available on all devices. There are going to be Windows devices and there are going to be other devices and we have to make sure our services run on all of them. That said, iPad has the most share. We are definitely going to have touch-first Office on Windows, and it is coming.”

Nothing we haven’t heard before — but it is nevertheless good to hear it again.

Additionally, John Case, the corporate vice president for marketing, Microsoft Office said that the new generation of the productivity suite, the touch optimized flavor, will bring new apps in a long time that would offer new ways of creating, storing and organizing content.

Won’t that be a sight!

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