Satya Nadella: The cloud and mobile can be first at the same time

In a Thursday blog post on The Official Microsoft Blog, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explains how, in the new “mobile-first cloud-first world,” cloud and mobile are two facets of one thing.

“The cloud was created to enable mobility. And mobile devices are really uninteresting without the cloud,” he writes. “That’s why I talk about them together. Mobile without cloud is limiting. The cloud without mobile is mostly latent potential. But the place where they meet is magic.”

Microsoft’s cloud is enabling a world where mobile devices can do more and help people be more productive. And Nadella says that’s the thinking that has propelled Office, “the gold standard in getting things done,” to the iPad. As he explains, Office for iPad comes with Word, Excel and PowerPoint “built from the ground up for touch, unmistakably Office in its design and optimized for iPad.”

“A great idea shouldn’t have to wait for you to get back to a particular device. An impromptu call with a customer shouldn’t be delayed because you don’t have the right data on hand. Life moves too fast to put limits on where and how you work,” he writes.

Head over to The Official Microsoft Blog to read the rest of Nadella’s post and this press release on the Microsoft News Center to find out more about Office for iPad, as well as Azure Mobile Services, Azure AD API, the new Enterprise Mobility Suite and the BUILD developer conference. 

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff