Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets


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.

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.

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.