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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 Adds Some Azure RMS Capabilities to Office for iOS

Microsoft recently updated its iOS-based Office apps to enable users to view protected files on their iPhone and iPad devices.

Microsoft Posts Loss in Q4 After Nokia Write-Down

Microsoft on Tuesday reported a loss for its fiscal fourth quarter that was largely due to the huge write-down the company took on the value of its Nokia acquisition, although declining Windows revenues also played a part.

Microsoft Brings Cortana to Android, Expands Language Support

Cortana, Microsoft's natural-language digital assistant technology, will soon have an expanded user base that covers more countries and platforms.

Microsoft Fuses OneNote for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft this week announced a number of updates to its OneNote app for Android and iOS, including the introduction of a "universal" app for Apple devices.

Microsoft Takes Surface and Its Cloud Mainstream at WPC 2015

At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference this week, Microsoft is giving partners what they've been requesting for years. In an exclusive interview with RCP, Channel Chief Phil Sorgen details broad channel distribution plans for the Microsoft Surface and the Cloud Solution Provider program.

Microsoft Laying Off 7,800, Taking $7.6B Charge on Phone Business

Microsoft's foray into the phone hardware business, while not abandoned, is being substantially scaled back.

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone Version of Skype for Business

Microsoft on Monday unveiled a mobile app of its Skype for Business product designed for Windows Phone devices.

Latest Windows 10 Mobile Test Build Makes 'Edge' Browser Official

Microsoft recently released build 10149 of the Windows 10 Mobile technical preview, replacing the old "Spartan"-branded browser with the new "Edge" name.

Office Apps for Android Phones Hit General Availability

Microsoft's Office Apps for Android smartphones are now available for commercial use.

Microsoft Adds MDM Capabilities to Outlook for iOS and Android

Users of the Microsoft Outlook client for Android and iOS devices now have access to new mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) features.

Microsoft Acquires Productivity App Startup 6Wunderkinder

Microsoft on Tuesday announced its acquisition of 6Wunderkinder GmbH, a provider of list-making software based in Berlin.

Microsoft Inks Office Bundling Deals with More Android OEMs

Microsoft has added 20 more OEMs to the roster of Android hardware partners that have agreed to pre-install Windows apps on their devices.

Microsoft's Mobile Share To Hover at 3 Percent in 2015

Microsoft's smartphone platform is expected to increase its market share by just half a percentage point in 2015, according to the latest data from market research firm IDC.

Microsoft Describes 'Hybrid' Intune-SCCM Mobile App Management Vision

Microsoft last week shared more details about its mobile application management vision, in which its Intune and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) products will play key roles.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Office Apps for Android Phones

The preview versions of Office apps for Android phones are now available for testers, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Universal Office Apps Debut on Windows 10 Mobile Test Build

Microsoft on Thursday released the first technical preview build of Windows 10 for smartphones that includes support for touch-optimized Office apps.

Windows 10 Will Have Two Smartphone SKUs

Microsoft is including two smartphone SKUs in its Windows 10 lineup -- Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise.

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.