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.
T-Mobile Outs Windows 10 VR Phone From Alcatel
T-Mobile today listed the "Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 VR" on its web site. The unique version of the Idol 4S not only runs Windows 10, but sports many of the upgrades available in the related BlackBerry DTEK60, such as the high-end Snapdragon 820 processor, 21-megapixel camera, and USB Type-C connector, none of which are in the standard Idol 4S.
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 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 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.