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Microsoft's Nadella to talk cloud, mobile computing: Join us Thursday (live blog)

Join our live coverage of the Microsoft CEO's public debut -- and a potential unveiling of Office for iPad -- at 10 a.m. PT.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Newly minted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has yet to make a public appearance in his ruling role at Redmond, marking tomorrow's event focused "on the intersection of cloud and mobile computing" an especially interesting one for gauging his crowd command.

Adding to the buzz is the much-circulated rumor that Microsoft will be trotting out Office for iPad, code-named Miramar, at the event.

CNET's Charles Cooper, Sarah Mitroff, and myself will be here, bringing you all the live news, photos, and commentary starting Thursday morning. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET). Microsoft also will stream Nadella's talk from the Microsoft News Center.

CNET's live blog of Microsoft's cloud press conference with CEO Satya Nadella

While originally expected to debut in the fall of 2014, Microsoft's flagship software suite for Apple tablets reportedly got the OK from ex-CEO Steve Ballmer and the executive team to arrive earlier than expected, said Mary Jo Foley of CNET sister site ZDNet.

Furthermore, Foley is reporting that Microsoft may bring out a new, multiplatform licensing bundle -- called the Enterprise Mobility Suite -- for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Aimed at bringing enterprise customers device-management capabilities for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) instances, the product is expected to include Windows Intune.

Check in with CNET for more on Nadella's announcements tomorrow and, as usual, we'll be delivering the breaking news updates via ScribbleLive. Our live blog will kick off 15 minutes before the event starts.