Microsoft is looking for new ways to encourage people to use Office apps on their mobile phones by combining lightweight versions of the core apps into a single app.
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Microsoft has rolled out touch-first versions of its Dynamics NAV ERP apps for iPad, Android and Windows 8 devices.
At the October 2 invitation-only Zune launch, Chairman Bill Gates and Corporate Vice President of Design and Development J Allard are expected to take the wraps Besides the new Zunes ("Scorpio" hard-drive and "Draco" flash-based units). Microsoft also is expected to unveil a new beta community site for Zunes, an enhanced method of discovering new music and a line of Microsoft-developed accessories. Sounds like midnight EST is when those who have been briefed can go live with their stories.
Even though it has announced plans to sell its feature-phone business, Microsoft has just launched the Nokia 216, a new feature phone.
Microsoft is making available new versions of its Office apps for iPads and iPhones, and is making more of the core Office functionality available for free to consumers.
Microsoft is counting on users seeing the Duo as filling an untapped niche. But for people used to thinking about carrying no more than two devices -- usually a PC/tablet or phone -- where does the Duo fit?
New Windows Phones aren't the only fruit from the Microsoft-Nokia partnership. Their combined resources will benefit developers, too, the pair said at Nokia World.
Microsoft expects to deliver in early February a fix for Windows RT devices hit by application-updating problems caused by fixes introduced with the latest set of Patch Tuesday updates.
Microsoft is making available firmware updates across most of its Surface device types on Patch Tuesday, February 11.
Microsoft is allowing Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile users to preregister for access to free Skype group video calling, which will go live 'in the coming weeks.'