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Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets


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 version of Windows Server. Here's a look at what's to come, and when.

Microsoft Updates OneDrive for Apple Devices

Microsoft this week released an update to its OneDrive app for Apple iOS devices that allows the app to handle storage for both work files and consumer files.

How Good Can a $60 Windows 8.1 Tablet Be?

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The answer is pretty good, judging by the performance and features of the WinBook 7-inch TW700 Tablet -- a whole lot of Windows 8.1 computer for a very small price tag.

With Windows 10, Microsoft Evolves Its Mobile Device Management Efforts

The Windows 10 operating system will bring key mobile device management (MDM) improvements to Microsoft's enterprise offerings, according to a top Microsoft executive.

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.

GALLERY: Windows Systems Abound at CES 2015

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Manufacturers showed off dozens of Windows devices, at reasonable prices, at the annual Las Vegas gathering this week.

Microsoft Begins Rollout of Windows Phone 'Denim' Update

"Denim," the update for Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8.1, has begun rolling out to some customers, Microsoft said on Thursday.

Microsoft Gives Intune Mobile Management Boost with Latest Update

This week's Microsoft Intune update is delivering on Microsoft's promise of expanded mobile capabilities.

Windows Phone Market Share Slips in Latest IDC Forecast

According to a data released by IDC on Monday, Microsoft is set to end 2014 with an even smaller share of the smartphone market than it did in 2013.

Microsoft Bolsters Mobile E-Mail Efforts with Acompli Buy

Microsoft on Monday acquired Acompli, a San Francisco-based startup that develops iOS and Android applications combining e-mail, calendar, contacts and search capabilities.

Microsoft Rolling Out Intune Updates, Including Name Change

Microsoft is currently rolling out the latest updates to its Intune device management service, a three-day process that began on Monday.

Microsoft Expands Office for iPad and iPhone Capabilities for Free

Users of Office apps on iPads or iPhones can now create and edit documents at no cost, Microsoft said on Thursday.

Microsoft Offering Refunds for Some iPad Office 365 Users

On the heels of its announcement that it is expanding the capabilities of Office for iPad and iPhone at no cost, Microsoft has launched a refund program for qualifying iPad Office 365 users.

Office Apps for Android Tablets Released to Preview

Touch-based Microsoft Office apps, already available for the Apple iOS platform, are now also enabled for all Google Android-based devices.

Samsung: Nokia Buy Voided Its Android IP Deal with Microsoft

Samsung has returned fire at Microsoft's breach-of-contract claims that are part of a legal battle between the two companies over an Android intellectual property deal.

Office 365 Getting Mobile Device Management, Security Boosts

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled several upcoming Office 365 improvements, including mobile device management (MDM) and data loss protection (DLP) controls.

Microsoft Talks Up Enterprise Mobility Suite Financing Program

Microsoft recently turned the spotlight on a new finance program that pays for Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) technical support costs.

Report: Microsoft Changing Nokia Lumia Brand to 'Microsoft Lumia'

Microsoft's mobile device business will officially be called "Microsoft Lumia," replacing the Windows Phone and Nokia Lumia brands, according to a media report on Monday.

Microsoft Courting Business Users for Surface Pro 3

Microsoft on Thursday announced a new Surface Pro 3 promotion and support program for business users, even as media reports speculate whether the company would discontinue the product.

Windows Intune Being Renamed 'Microsoft Intune'

Windows Intune will become "Microsoft Intune" after its next major update, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.