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Microsoft CEO candidate Elop might break up the Windows-Office tandem

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There’s long been talk about if and when Microsoft(s msft) would put its cash-cow Office applications on non-Windows devices. Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg reported on Friday that Stephen Elop, a front-runner to be the next Microsoft CEO, is open to that move. Sales of non Windows devices — particularly Android(s goog) and iOS(s aapl) phones and tablets — are booming compared to sales of Windows PCs. Should the next Microsoft CEO break up the Windows-and-Office tandem, it would be a truly massive change.