Microsoft Overhauls Office Communicator Mobile
Today Microsoft announced an update to its Office Communicator Mobile product. The update offers users several new features, including the ability to join conference calls with a click of a button; avoid roaming charges when out of a provider's network; make calls from a business's PBX system/office number even when not in the office, and; improved battery life. Microsoft will also have a version of Office Communicator Mobile ready for Windows Mobile 6.5 when it is released later this year. A home screen plug-in will allow users to share their presence and view open IM conversations. The update can be downloaded directly from Microsoft.
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.
Office for Android Easier for Everyone to Download
Microsoft today made Office Mobile fully available to everyone from the Google Play Store. The company released penultimate versions of the apps in May, but required interested users to join the Office for Android Community on Google+ in order to access them.
Skype for Android Earns Tighter Outlook and Office Integration
Microsoft today updated Skype for Android with new ways to work with Outlook and Office. The latest version of Microsoft's calling and messaging app allows users to schedule calls in Outlook from Skype easily by tapping the contact's name and using the scheduling tool to send an invite.
Microsoft Releases Hub Keyboard App for iPhone
Microsoft's Garage team has made a productivity-minded keyboard available to Apple's iOS devices. The keyboard, says Microsoft, works in tandem with an Office 365 account for tapping into OneDrive, Office, and other Microsoft account information.