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  • Blog Post: Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Jumpstart Android Applications with Microsoft Azure Mobile Services

    Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Azure helps developers build their mobile applications with Mobile Services – a scalable and secure backend that can be used to power apps on any platform – iOS, Android, Windows or Mac. In this video, I’ll show Java developers how to jumpstart...
  • Blog Post: New Universal Mobile Keyboard Works with All Your Mobile Devices -- Windows, iOS and Android

    Posted by Openness Team Although tablets and smartphones have become extensions of our daily routines, typing on the small screens can be arduous at times. To resolve this productivity dilemma, Microsoft announced the Universal Mobile Keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets...
  • Blog Post: MineCraft to Join Microsoft

    Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced the acquisition of Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s ground breaking “Minecraft” franchise. Available across multiple platforms, “Minecraft” is one of the most popular video games...
  • Blog Post: Updates to Lync Mobile for iPad and iPhone

    Posted by Openness Team Yesterday, Microsoft released Lync Mobile updates for iPad and iPhone , improving the experience for online meetings on-the-go. This update introduces the Gallery View for the iPad, which automatically detects and shows the video streams of the most active speakers in...
  • Blog Post: Back to School: OneNote for Android Tablets

    Posted by Openness Team This 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: Openness Customer Spotlight: British & Irish Lions Give 100 Million Fans a Front Row Seat

    Posted by Openness Team The world-renowned touring rugby team, the British & Irish Lions, wanted to do something it had never done in 125 years of international competition: find a way to take along 100 million fans when the team toured to play the best teams in the Southern Hemisphere. ...
  • 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: Does it Work? Try Plugging It In

    Posted by Openness Team Next week representatives from about 30 companies, including Apple, Oracle, and Google, will gather on Microsoft’s Redmond Campus for a five-day Interoperability Plugfest . Hosted by Microsoft Interoperability teams, this event provides free, hands-on help to developers...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Updates for iPhone and Mac

    Posted by Openness Team Following this week’s updates to Office for iPad , Microsoft also released new OneNote features for iPhone and Mac, making it easier to capture ideas and important to-do’s wherever you are, and on whatever device you have at your fingertips. Visit www.OneNote...
  • 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: 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: Office Mobile for iPhone: Now Available

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today Microsoft released Office Mobile for iPhone , which is available at no extra charge from the Apple App Store for Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 ProPlus subscribers. This new iPhone app enables great Office content...
  • Blog Post: Exciting New Chapter in Bing’s Collaboration with Apple

    Posted by Derrick Connell Corporate Vice President, Bing Yesterday at WWDC, Apple announced iOS 7, which brings Bing web search integration to Siri, Apple's breakthrough personal assistant, for the first time. Starting this fall with iOS 7, Bing will power Siri's new integrated web search. When...
  • 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: OWA for iPhone and iPad Brings Office 365 Email Experience to iOS Users

    Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier this week, the Microsoft Office team took another step forward in bringing a great Office 365 email experience to users of iOS devices with the launch of OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad . Available for download from the...
  • 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: Skype Updates for iPhone and iPad

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations With Skype continuing to gain popularity for voice, video and instant messaging services, Skype engineers are hard at work to enhance the experience across a range of platforms and devices – desktops, laptops, tablets,...
  • 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: Social Enterprise Apps Go Mobile with Open Source Yammer SDKs for iOS and Windows Phone

    Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations This week, the Yammer team released open source SDKs for iOS and Windows Phone 8 , supporting enterprises who want to add mobile support for their social enterprise apps. Yammer is a private social network used by more than 200,000...
  • 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...