No signs of Nadella, but up front right now is Martin Booth, Microsoft's senior technical product manager for the Enterprise Client Team.
Nick Statt3/27/2014 4:56:21 PM
Just a reminder folks: Event begins at 10 a.m. PT (1 a.m. ET). Should kickoff in 5.
Sarah Mitroff3/27/2014 4:56:58 PM
Sarah Mitroff3/27/2014 4:59:22 PM
Nick Statt3/27/2014 4:59:24 PM
The event is starting now everyone. Frank X. Shaw from communications is up front.
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:01:09 PM
Microsoft execs begin affixing Android tablets and iPads on viewable stands.
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:02:54 PM
Here's Satya Nadella. "It's day 52 for me," he says, "Who's counting?"
Sarah Mitroff3/27/2014 5:03:18 PM
Lynn La3/27/2014 5:04:09 PM
Nadella on the stage
Lynn La3/27/2014 5:04:36 PM
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:04:43 PM
Nadella is talking ubiquitous computing and 'ambient intelligence.'
Sarah Mitroff3/27/2014 5:04:44 PM
Lynn La3/27/2014 5:05:00 PM
Sarah Mitroff3/27/2014 5:05:39 PM
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:05:41 PM
"Every interaction humans have with other humans, every interactions we have with machines, and the interactions we have with machines are going to be digitized more rapidly than ever before in history." --Nadella
Sarah Mitroff3/27/2014 5:05:47 PM
Lynn La3/27/2014 5:06:12 PM
Lynn La3/27/2014 5:06:40 PM
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:06:58 PM
This is a mobile-first, cloud-first world, Nadella says.
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:07:09 PM
How can two things be first? "They are one in the same."
Sarah Mitroff3/27/2014 5:07:50 PM
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:08:17 PM
"A device which is not connected to the cloud just cannot complete scenarios." Nadella seques neatly to the "intersection of cloud and mobile" the event was pegged as.
Lynn La3/27/2014 5:08:30 PM
Microsoft's cloud for mobile
Lynn La3/27/2014 5:09:30 PM
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:09:35 PM
"The real goal for us is to set up to provide the apps and services that empower every user across all of these devices and experiences. That's perhaps the job number one that we do: To empower people to be productive." --Nadella
Lynn La3/27/2014 5:10:29 PM
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:10:51 PM
Nadella is remaining pretty ambiguous and focusing on the big picture at the moment.
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:12:05 PM
"Let the IT professional be a hero," Nadella says. That's a sound bite if I've ever heard one.
Sarah Mitroff3/27/2014 5:12:16 PM
Lynn La3/27/2014 5:12:21 PM
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:12:41 PM
Nadella hands off the presentation to Julia White, general manager of Microsoft Office.
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:12:51 PM
The iPad is in hand.
Lynn La3/27/2014 5:13:03 PM
Julia White takes the stage.
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:13:41 PM
"If only I had the real Office for iPad I cold get more done," White jokes.
Sarah Mitroff3/27/2014 5:13:52 PM
At 11am PT, the app will go live in the App Store.
Lynn La3/27/2014 5:13:59 PM
Nick Statt3/27/2014 5:14:15 PM
White is showing off the app, and it looks quite clean.