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Microsoft's cloud press conference with CEO Satya Nadella

At a San Francisco event focusing "on the intersection of cloud and mobile computing," Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, may unveil the long-rumored Office for iPad suite.

  • Sarah Mitroff 3/27/2014 5:14:35 PM
    There are tables of contents, charts, and more available.
  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:14:55 PM
  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:15:10 PM
  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:15:17 PM
    White shows off some powerful formatting and touch-oriented features on Office for iPad. 
  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:15:47 PM

    Formatting with Word on iPad

  • Sarah Mitroff 3/27/2014 5:15:58 PM
  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:16:13 PM

    Color themes and customization.

  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:16:13 PM
    We're on to an Excel-made chart embedded in the Word doc. Interacting with these charts and photos can be done in-app. 
  • Sarah Mitroff 3/27/2014 5:16:33 PM
    You can insert photos into your text, and move it around. As you move it, the text will adjust to fit around it.
  • Sarah Mitroff 3/27/2014 5:17:08 PM
    It's worth noting that the styling of the app has an iOS 7 look. It looks more like an Apple app, than something from Microsoft.
  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:17:08 PM

    Resizing photos and rearranging layout.

  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:17:17 PM
    "We built co-op right into these Office apps," says White. "I have five people editing this document right now."
  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:17:47 PM

    Collaborating with others in one file.

  • Sarah Mitroff 3/27/2014 5:17:49 PM
    Like regular Office, you can view a markup of your documents, and see changes from other contributors
  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:17:54 PM
    We're jumping out of Word and into Excel for iPad. 
  • Sarah Mitroff 3/27/2014 5:18:30 PM

    That's a special numerical keyboard designed for Excel.

  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:18:36 PM

    Microsoft Excel on the iPad.

  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:18:44 PM
    The design intricacies are even more apparent here in Excel. As Sarah pointed out, It's a strange mix of iOS7 and modern MSFT design. Looks good though. 

  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:19:03 PM

    Custom numeric keyboard in Excel.

  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:19:29 PM
    "This is definitely not the ported Windows app to an iPad...These are uniquely built for the iPad." --White 
  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:19:34 PM
    We're onto PowerPoint now. 
  • Sarah Mitroff 3/27/2014 5:19:49 PM
    Not surprisingly, each service has its own app: Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:19:50 PM

    Excel-recommended graphics based on your data.

  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:20:20 PM

    Powerpoint on iPad

  • Sarah Mitroff 3/27/2014 5:20:47 PM
    If you touch and hold on the screen in PowerPoint, you get a laser pointer on the screen. That's kind of cool.
  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:21:22 PM

    Touch and hold calls up a laser pointer image.

  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:21:39 PM
    We're onto Office365 now. White says it's on a freemium model. 
  • Sarah Mitroff 3/27/2014 5:21:42 PM
    White is emphasizing that everything syncs across your devices, thanks to the cloud.
  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:21:43 PM

    Real-time annotation with iPad touchscreen.

  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:22:12 PM
    "Effective today, Office 365 subscribers have the full capabilities of the Office for iPad apps," says White. 
  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:22:16 PM

    Micorosft Powerpoint display on a touchscreen TV

  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:22:40 PM
    To reiterate, if you're an Office 365 subscriber, you get the suite for free. 
  • Sarah Mitroff 3/27/2014 5:22:42 PM
    White is talking about how Office 365 works for IT.
  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:23:45 PM
    We're moving quick! We're onto the Samsung tablet. Files can be accessed across platforms, White explains. 
  • Sarah Mitroff 3/27/2014 5:24:04 PM
  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:24:44 PM
    Apps will be downloadable from Microsoft portal to reinforce IT security. 
  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:24:49 PM

    Example of curated apps from IT via a company portal

  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:25:31 PM
  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:25:49 PM
    We're talking Azure now, having covered almost the whole Microsoft universe in 15 minutes flat. 
  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:26:07 PM

    Azure directory.

  • Lynn La 3/27/2014 5:26:53 PM

    Azure active directory and employee login reports.

  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:27:26 PM
    Microsoft will rely on an application gallery to let people use a single username and password to access hundreds of apps with a single sign-on. 
  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:28:19 PM
    Here's Microsoft's other big announcement: White unveils the Enterprise Mobility Suite. 
  • Sarah Mitroff 3/27/2014 5:28:44 PM
    "IT has one place to go to manage devices and keep apps secure"- White
  • Nick Statt 3/27/2014 5:29:50 PM
    White walking us through a DocuSign demo on iPhone, showcasing how it syncs with Office 365 and moves across all platforms. 
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