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  • Blog Post: Ready to Download: Skype 5.0 for iPhone

    Posted by Openness Team Last week Microsoft released Skype 5.0 for iPhone , redesigned to provide a smoother and more integrated experience. Just like the redesigned Skype for Android app, the Skype team took the opportunity to rewrite this new version from the ground up and customize it to fit...
  • Blog Post: Speedier Search: Bing for Android App Update

    Posted by Openness Team Microsoft released an update to the Bing for Android app , which includes a new streamlined look and feel and faster search capabilities. For Bing Rewards fans, there is also a new way to track your points within the app and keep tabs on progress. With last week’s...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure and NBC Sports Team Up to Stream the 2014 Olympic Winter Games to Your Favorite Devices

    Posted by Openness Team Great news for all who want to watch the 2014 Olympic Winter Games live while on-the-go. NBC Sports Group and Microsoft announced yesterday that Windows Azure Media Services is being used to publish and stream all 98 events of the Games, right to your favorite device. Viewers...
  • Blog Post: Openness Customer Spotlight: Software Development Company Launches Secure Mobile Banking App with Windows Azure

    Posted by Heriyadi Janwar Microsoft Indonesia, Product Marketing Manager The combination of high cell-phone usage and low desktop internet penetration in Indonesia is fostering a vibrant market for mobile applications. In 2013, software-development company Sangkuriang Internasional targeted this opportunity...
  • Blog Post: OneNote for Android Update Extends Cross-Platform Experience

    Posted by Openness Team Last week Microsoft released a OneNote for Android update, extending the commitment to help OneNote fans access to their notes and capture their moments of inspiration from virtually anywhere on their favorite devices – Windows , Windows Phone , iOS ( iPad and iPhone...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: Open Source Windows Azure Active Directory Libraries for iOS and Android

    Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy The gift-giving started early this week for developers looking to add Windows Azure Active Directory’s enterprise-level identity features to their applications and services, as MS Open Tech released alpha versions of new iOS...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive for Android Phones Now Available

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Yesterday Android joined the family of SkyDrive apps available for mobile devices. This extends SkyDrive ’s commitment to delivering personal cloud storage that’s available anywhere – via any modern web browser...
  • Blog Post: Skype for Android Passes 100M Installs and Launches Redesigned 4.0

    Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Recently Skype for Android reached a major milestone : installation on more than 100 million Android phones worldwide! This is part of the vision for Skype’s Mobile Future , delivering a modern design that puts conversations...
  • Blog Post: From Santa’s Village to Your Chimney: NORAD and Internet Explorer Deliver Holiday Cheer to Any Device

    Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Since 1955, Santa fans of all ages have tracked his reindeer-guided route with the help of the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD’s) radar, satellites and jet fighters. This year, Microsoft joined the fun to...
  • Blog Post: Say “Yes” to BYOD with Windows Intune

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Workers tend to reach for the technology that makes it easiest to get the job done, whether it’s a company-owned PC or their own smartphones. While there are benefits to giving employees this latitude, management of many...
  • Blog Post: Lifting Mobile Apps Into the Cloud with Windows Azure Mobile Service

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations The proliferation of tablets and smartphones, especially as ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) programs are established at companies worldwide, means that employees have the flexibility to work on projects wherever they...
  • Blog Post: Now Available! Deliver Streaming Video and More across Platforms with Windows Azure Media Services

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Windows Azure Media Services is now generally available for customers looking for a platform to create, manage, and distribute media in the cloud. With this new service, businesses can now quickly build a media distribution solution...
  • Blog Post: Xbox Music for iOS and Android

    Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations This week Microsoft announced plans to bring Xbox Music to iOS and Android devices, as well as free streaming on Xbox Music via the Web, making Xbox Music and its 30 million tracks available on millions more devices and for free to anyone...
  • Blog Post: Lync 2013 Mobile Apps Available for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad and Android

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations The Lync 2013 team recently released a series of mobile apps that bring robust communication features, including voice and video, rich presence, instant messaging, and conferencing, to your Windows Phone , iPhone , iPad , or...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s on{X} for Android: Start Automating Daily Life

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Smartphones have quickly become the central hub for business, social networking, personal tasks and so much more. And for smartphone users who always keep their devices ready to be in hand and at work instantly – to call...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Remote Desktop App Delivers Windows Apps to more than 1 Million Android, iOS, and Mac Users

    Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy In October, the Microsoft Remote Desktop App was released in the Android, iOS, and Mac stores, bringing a dynamic Windows experience to devices around the world. Just a few days after release, the free app reached 1 million downloads...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: Skype for Outlook.com

    Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Interoperability Strategy As Skype continues to grow in popularity, so does the number of ways that users can connect with friends and colleagues, regardless of what devices or services they prefer. This week Microsoft announced that Skype for Outlook.com is now fully...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Mobile Services Now Supports Android

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier this week, Microsoft announced Windows Azure Mobile Services support for the Android platform , furthering the commitment to make it easy to connect client and mobile applications to a scalable cloud backend, regardless...
  • Blog Post: Office Web Apps: More to Love, Coming to Your Favorite Devices

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations The Office team recently shared plans for some of the upcoming investments Microsoft is making to deliver a great Office experience on the Web, including broad cross-platform device support. When Microsoft launched Office...
  • Blog Post: SmartGlass Extends Xbox Entertainment to Your Favorite Devices

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations How often do you use one device while in arm’s reach of another? All the time, right? You’re in the middle of a web search on your tablet when you need to check a new email on your iPhone, or you’re texting...
  • Blog Post: Office Mobile for Android Phones: Now Available

    Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Yesterday Microsoft released Office Mobile for Android phones , which is available at no extra charge from the Google Play Store for Office 365 subscribers. This means that Office 365 subscribers now have the flexibility to work on their...