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

Microsoft Inks Deals with Samsung, Dell To Bring Office Apps to Android

Microsoft on Monday announced agreements with 11 OEMs, including Dell and Samsung, in which key Office apps will be preinstalled in those vendors' Android devices.

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.

IDC: Tablet Sales To Recover Slightly on Back of Windows 10

Research and consulting firm IDC delivered mixed news for the tablet market on Thursday, scaling back its growth estimates but still forecasting a "modest" increase in shipments.

Microsoft, Samsung Reportedly Partnering on Office 365 Integration Deal

A deal may be in the works between Microsoft and Samsung aimed at bundling Office 365 apps for Android devices with the Samsung Knox Workspace.

Microsoft Adding 'Conditional Access' to Intune with March Update

The latest update to Microsoft Intune will include new capabilities related to mobile device management (MDM).

Microsoft To Give Office 365 an MDM Boost with Intune

Microsoft this week talked up its layered security approach to enterprise mobility, which will eventually include embedding Intune's mobile device management (MDM) capabilities into its Office 365 products.

Microsoft Promises Windows 10 Flagship Phones in Late 2015

There was little in the way of new announcements at Microsoft's Mobile World Congress (MWC) event on Monday, but the company did unveil some new hardware and gave one of the earliest public demos of the Project Spartan browser for phones.

Google Launches Mobile Device Management Platform 'Android for Work'

Google threw its hat into the mobile device management (MDM) ring last week with the launch of its new Android for Work program.

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.

Windows Phone Remained a Distant Third in 2014

The worldwide smartphone market continued to be dominated by Google Android in 2014, leaving other platforms -- including Microsoft's Windows Phone -- to fight for scraps.

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.

Windows 10 for Phones Now Available as Technical Preview

Microsoft released the first public technical preview of Windows 10 for smartphones on Thursday, but it is limited to only six lower-end Lumia devices.

Microsoft Makes Sunrise Atelier Acquisition Official

Confirming earlier reports, Microsoft on Wednesday said that it has acquired New York City-based startup Sunrise Atelier, which makes calendar apps for mobile Android, iOS and Mac devices.

Microsoft, Samsung Reach Agreement in Android IP Lawsuit

The two companies announced on Monday that have reached a settlement in a U.S. court, though the terms of the settlement are being kept "confidential."

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.

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.

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.