Microsoft has released mobile versions of its core Office products, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, for Symbian smartphone users.Although they are not yet in the Nokia Store, the apps became available for download via the Nokia software update tool and the PC-based Nokia Suite on Tuesday.
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Microsoft has given its Office 365 cloud productivity suite its first major revamp, adding support for the 'Mango' flavour of Windows Phone and giving Mac users Lync capabilities.Upgrades to Office 365 and SkyDrive came out on Tuesday, along with news that Office 365 is also now available in 22 more countries, including Argentina, South Africa, Indonesia and Taiwan.
Nokia is holding NokiaWorld 2011 at the Excel exhibition centre in London's docklands this week, and the joint is jumping. Not only did Nokia show two new Windows Phone smartphones, the Lumia 710 and 800, it also unveiled six new "feature phones" at prices going down to about £25.
Nokia is hoping to encourage wider enterprise adoption of its Symbian Belle-based smartphones through the introduction of native Microsoft productivity apps, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
It's not all about Windows Phone 7 smartphones yet, oh no...
Users of the Microsoft Office 365 beta have been reporting problems which prevent them from using some features of the software and put them off sticking with the online suite when it exits beta status in late June, according to posts on the Office 365 support forum.Office 365 is Microsoft's cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of its popular desktop package of office applications and includes web versions of products like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Lync.
Adding System Centre support to Nokia business handsets as well as the Communicator client for Lync and SharePoint access makes Nokia a better business handset maker than just slapping QWERTY keyboards on their phones.
DataViz makes an excellent Office program in Documents To Go and today they released their Maemo 5 product with support for the Nokia N900. N900 users can now create and edit Word and Excel documents on the go.