Microsoft and Nokia to Collaborate on Business Productivity
Today Microsoft and Nokia outlined a new partnership that aims to bring more powerful business productivity tools to enterprise users of Nokia phones. Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will bring Microsoft Office Mobile and Microsoft business communications, collaboration and device management software to its Symbian devices, starting with the E Series smartphones. Beginning in 2010, Nokia will ship Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile on its smartphones. This will allow users to view, edit, create and share Office documents. It will also provide enterprise-level instant messaging with presence and conferencing tools; provide mobile access to intranet and extranet portals built on Microsoft SharePoint server; and provide businesses with better device management tools. The two companies understand that there continues to be competition between the two firms, but believe this collaboration plays to both companies' strengths and will benefit their collective customer bases.
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 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.
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.
Nokia and Samsung Settle Patent Licensing Deal
Nokia today said it has reached an agreement with Samsung over the licensing of its wireless patents. The companies have been disputing the value of Nokia's patents since Nokia sold its handset division to Microsoft.
Asus to Preload Microsoft Apps Thanks to Licensing Deal
Asus and Microsoft has expanded the scale of an existing patent-licensing agreement between them and expect the change to benefit customers. The cross-licensing deal will allow Asus and Microsoft to use one another's technologies in their own products.
Officially MS Office in a Symbian!!!!!
Oh Baby baby!