Microsoft Announces SkyDrive for Android App
Microsoft today rolled out a number of changes to its SkyDrive online storage service. Among the new features headed to Microsoft's cloud syncing service is a refreshed design for desktop and tablet browsers; faster performance for the Windows and Mac OS clients; and improved APIs for developers. Microsoft also announced that it is soon going to release a version of SkyDrive that is compatible with Google's Android platform. Users of Android devices will be able to access, upload, and share photos, files, and other data to and from their Android phones. SkyDrive for Android is due to arrive in the next several weeks.
Microsoft Brings Cortana Assistant to Skype for Android and iOS
Microsoft today ported its Cortana personal assistant to its Skype chatting application, providing people with access to information without forcing them to leave Skype. Microsoft says Cortana in Skype can suggest useful information based on chat contents, suggest smart replies, manage schedules and/or reminders, and more.
Microsoft Releases Edge Browser for Android and iOS, Launcher for Android
Microsoft today made a beta version of its Edge browser available to Android and iOS devices. The beta, available to registered Windows Insiders, requires users to initiate the signup process through a Windows 10 PC.
Microsoft Releases New Office Apps for Android Smartphones
Microsoft today released a preview version of Office for Android smartphones. The latest renditions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint closely match those available to the iPhone.
Microsoft Office for Windows 10 Hits Phones This Month
Microsoft today said Office Universal apps will be available to the Windows 10 platform for phones by the end of the month. The Office Universal apps work across desktop, tablet, and handset form factors.