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.
iPhone Users Can Now Store Office Documents In iCloud
Microsoft today announced several new features for its Office suite of productivity apps. First and foremost, third-party cloud providers can now integrate their own services into the "locations picker" in the iOS Office apps.
Samsung Agrees to Preload More Microsoft Apps
Samsung plans to preinstall a wide range of Microsoft's productivity apps on its Android devices moving through the first half of the year. Samsung already announced the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will have Microsoft's OneNote, OneDrive, and Skype apps on board.
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.
Officially MS Office in a Symbian!!!!!
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