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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 Refines Mobile Strategy as Windows Phone Share Sinks

As its smartphone market share continues to tank, Microsoft is taking a more measured approach to where it focuses its mobile efforts.

Microsoft Hits Pause on Android Bridge for Windows 10

Microsoft has placed a moratorium on its Windows app bridge for Android, code-named "Project Astoria," which aimed to help developers port their Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile.

First Windows 10 Mobile Device To Hit Shelves Friday

Windows 10 Mobile has had a much longer incubation period than its desktop counterpart, Windows 10, which was released in late July. However, Microsoft's new mobile OS is expected to see daylight soon.

Microsoft Buys Productivity App Maker Mobile Data Labs

Microsoft on Thursday announced its acquisition of Mobile Data Labs Inc., a provider of mobile mileage-tracking solutions based in San Francisco.

Microsoft Spruces Up Outlook for iOS, Android Devices

Microsoft is rolling out user interface enhancements and other improvements to its Outlook apps for iOS and Android mobile devices.

Microsoft Unveils New Windows 10 Devices, Surface Book

Products include new Lumia phones, an improved Surface Pro 4 and a new laptop.

Breaking Up with Windows Phone: It's Not You, Microsoft, It's the Apps

It seems tired to complain that there aren't enough apps for Windows Phone. And yet, the complaint persists because it's valid.

Enterprise Mobility Suite Emerges as Microsoft's 'Hottest' Product

Though EMS is still relatively new, Microsoft is touting the mobility management offering as a major competitor of established solutions from Citrix, IBM and VMware.

Microsoft Buys Android Lockscreen Developer

A Microsoft executive recently confirmed that the company has purchased Double Labs Inc., a developer of lockscreens for Android devices.

Microsoft, VMware Talk Windows 10 and Mobility Management

Tuesday marked the first onstage appearance of a Microsoft executive at VMworld, the annual conference hosted by Microsoft rival VMware.

Reports: Major Microsoft Hardware Launches Coming October

Multiple media reports this week suggest Microsoft is planning a major hardware launch event in October that will include the debut of the Surface Pro 4.

Newest Windows 10 Mobile Test Build Includes 2,000 Fixes

After a month-long wait, Microsoft has released a new build of the Windows 10 Mobile technical preview.

Microsoft Kicks Off Preview for Skype for Business on iOS, Android

Microsoft's ongoing rollout of its various Skype for Business solutions hit another milestone this week.

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.