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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...
17 Sep 2014
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...
15 Sep 2014
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...
27 Aug 2014
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...
21 Aug 2014
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. ...
23 Jul 2014
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...
17 Jun 2014
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...
12 Jun 2014
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...
2 May 2014
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...
7 Feb 2014
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...
24 Jan 2014
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...
6 Jan 2014
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...
21 Dec 2013
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...
13 Dec 2013
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...
30 Jan 2013
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...
16 Nov 2012
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...
17 Jun 2013
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...
12 Jun 2013
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...
23 Aug 2013
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...
19 Jul 2013
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...
8 Mar 2013
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,...
23 Aug 2012
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...
23 Jan 2013
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...
29 Oct 2012
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...
16 Aug 2013
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...
10 Sep 2013
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