RIM Offering Cloud Services to Microsoft 365 Users
Research In Motion today announced the availability of BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365. This service brings Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry smartphones. It lets business and government users of Office 365 manage their employee BlackBerries by giving them the ability to do things such as access security functions, reset a device password, or remotely lock or wipe a lost/stolen device. It also includes BlackBerry Balance, which is meant to help employees better manage their business and personal data on a single device. The service is available to existing enterprise customers for free and works with BlackBerries on both business and consumer accounts.
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.
Microsoft's 'Send' App is More Messaging than Email
Microsoft today released a new email application called Send. The idea behind Send, developed by Microsoft Garage, is to let people send quick messages to one another while still harnessing the power of corporate email.
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 Beefs Up Outlook Email App Security
Microsoft today improved login security for its Android and iOS Outlook email applications. Moving forward, Outlook will use something called Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based authentication for Exchange Online mailboxes in Office 365.