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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 Launches Native Outlook App for Android

Microsoft announced Wednesday that Outlook for Android was "out of preview," avoiding its usual "general availability" terminology that signals it's a finished product ready for production environments.

Windows 10 Preview for Phones Gets Bug-Fix Update

Microsoft on Tuesday released a "minor update" to the latest public build of the Windows 10 technical preview for smartphones.

Microsoft Releases Office 365 'Delve' Apps for iOS, Android

Microsoft on Tuesday made its "Delve" discovery and social networking solution for Office 365 available to iOS and Android mobile devices.

Google Gets Hit with Antitrust Charges by EU

The European Union (EU) on Wednesday formally accused Google of violating antitrust laws by using its dominance in search to favor its own comparison-shopping service over those of competitors.

Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones Released with 'Spartan'

The second public build of the Windows 10 technical preview for smartphones was released on Friday, bringing much broader device support and marking the phone debut of Microsoft's new "Spartan" browser.

Surface 3 Unveiled, Will Hit Retail Shelves in May

Microsoft on Tuesday took the wraps off the Surface 3, the thinnest and lightest version of its tablet.

Microsoft Adds MDM Features to Commercial Office 365

Users of certain Office 365 subscription plans will get expanded mobile device management (MDM) capabilities at no extra cost, Microsoft announced on Monday.

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.

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.

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.

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.