LG and Sony, plus more than a dozen regional OEMs have signed deals with Microsoft to bundle Office apps and services on their Android devices.
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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.
Microsoft is readying new Cortana companion apps for iPhones and Android devices that the company will introduce later this year.
Microsoft is forging ahead with a work-assistant application which seemingly will be called "Office Now," which is designed to make performing work-related tasks simpler.
Microsoft looks to be readying two more new productivity apps: A cloud clipboard called OneClip, and a Windows Phone version of its Revolve calendar-contact manager mash-up.
Microsoft is bringing Outlook.com closer to Outlook/Office 365 with a bunch of new features and back-end platform changes that will be rolling out over the coming months.
Flow may not be the only new 'mobile first' lightweight productivity app Microsoft is building. There may be new, lightweight document collaboration and project management apps in the works, too.
Microsoft has released another new test build of Windows 10 for PCs, Build number 10122 -- another milestone along the way towards Windows 10's summer launch.
Microsoft is making available firmware updates this month for its Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 2 tablets running Windows 8.1.
Microsoft appears to be building an app for fast, light-weight, real-time conversations called Flow, which is likely to debut on iPhone, according to leaked information.
Microsoft is continuing to roll out monthly updates for its Intune device-management service. Here's what's in the batch for May.
Microsoft is rolling out test versions of its standalone, touch-first Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phones.
Microsoft is slowly but surely trying to wean IT pro to make changes in the way they validate and apply new fixes and features in preparation for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.
Microsoft is attempting to clarify its policy, one more time, regarding whether Non-Genuine Windows users will get a free Windows 10 update.
Microsoft Research's Project Trinity is now available for public testing in the form of Graph Engine 1.0 public preview.
There's a piece of the Windows 10 story that may be more important to business users than the actual editions themselves: The branches that underlie Windows as a Service.