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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.

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.

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.