Washington: Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella's first public appearance was given a thumbs up by analysts, as the company unveiled Office for iPad.
Carolina Milanesi, strategic insight director of Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, said Nadella was very confident and a whole different character than Ballmer, much calmer.
According to PC World, Milanesi praised Nadella, saying he 'did a great job' in his opening remarks as he expounded on his 'mobile first, cloud first' strategy.
Nadella introduced Microsoft Office for iPad in his first public presentation as CEO.
Ross Rubin, an independent analyst with Reticle Research, in a Friday interview, said Nadella made it clear that Office on iPad was only a piece of the overall strategy.
Rob Koplowitz, an analyst with Forrester Research, said he was very impressed with Nadella.