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Analyst: Mobile Support in Office and Office 365 Is a Mixed Bag

Some of Microsoft's productivity services are better at supporting mobile device users than others, according to analyst and consulting firm Gartner this week.

The 2015 Microsoft Product Roadmap

Windows 10 is the obvious headliner of this year's roadmap, but Microsoft has many other key releases coming down the pipeline, including touch-enabled Office, on-premises SharePoint and Exchange, and test versions of the next iteration of Windows Server. Here's a look at what's to come, and when.

Microsoft Loosens Reins on Deleted Office 365 E-Mails

In a policy change announced Friday, Microsoft is doing away with the 30-day e-mail retention limit within Office 365 and instead allowing organizations to retain deleted e-mails indefinitely.

Outlook Apps for Android and iOS Get Management Boost

Just weeks after their release, Microsoft's Outlook apps for Android and iOS devices are getting new management capabilities.

Microsoft Adds Storage Options to Office Apps, Launches Cloud Storage Partner Program

Microsoft this week added more cloud-based storage options to its mobile Office apps, as well as kicked off a new partner program that's aimed at improving the Office Online experience.

Microsoft Bolsters Office Online Apps with More Features

Microsoft rolled out a raft of new features for its Web-based Office Online apps this week.

New Intune Update Adds Office Management Features for Android, iOS

Microsoft's Intune mobile management service is getting support for Office apps running on Android and iOS as part of a February service update.

Office Apps for Windows 10 Released to Preview

Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out the preview versions of touch-enabled Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Windows 10.

Office 2016 and Office for Windows 10 Arriving This Year

"Office 2016," the next version of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite, will arrive in the "second half" of this year, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Acquires E-Discovery Firm Equivio

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it has acquired Israel-based Equivio, a provider of electronic document discovery software, for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Widens Availability of Office for Android Tablets Preview

The preview versions of Microsoft's Office apps for Android tablets are now available to more users, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Office 365 'Boards' Feature

A new content tagging feature called "boards" will begin rolling out in preview form this week for select Microsoft Office 365 subscribers.

Microsoft Officially Axes SharePoint Online's Public Website Tool

An obscure Microsoft support article from December confirms that the company plans to remove the Public Website feature from its SharePoint Online service offerings.

Microsoft Folds Yammer Enterprise into Office 365 for Kiosks

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that one of its Office 365 kiosk-style plans, Office 365 "Enterprise K1," will now have enterprise social networking capabilities via Yammer Enterprise.

Microsoft Expands Preview Program for 'Sway' Office App

Users interested in trying out Microsoft's new Sway Office app can now access the preview release without having to join a wait list.