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 Outs New Office Apps for iPhone, iPad, Androids
Microsoft today announced a major expansion of its core Office productivity suite across mobile devices. Microsoft is replacing the limited Office app for the iPhone with three brand new apps, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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 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.
Microsoft's New SDK Lets Devs Add Office 365 to Their Apps
App writers can now integrate Office 365 features into their own applications thanks to a new SDK from Microsoft. The SDK is modular and has five distinct parts, such as Outlook services and Directory services.
Lumia 950 Owners Get Free Office 365 Subscription
Microsoft today said owners of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL can snag a free one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal. The subscription, which has a retail value of about $70, gives users full access to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) on their Lumia smartphone as well as a companion PC/Mac computer.