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Microsoft announces partnership with Samsung, Dell and other manufacturers to supply Office & more on tablets

Microsoft announces partnership with Samsung, Dell and other manufacturers to supply Office & more on tablets

Since the stewardship of Microsoft switched from Steve Ballmer to Satya Nadalla last year, the company has focused on broadening availability for their apps and services. Office for tablets is now here, and Microsoft recently partnered with Samsung on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge to supply Skype, OneDrive, and OneNote on the handsets. Today Microsoft has announced an expansion of this[Read More…]

by 5:49 am on March 24, 2015 4 comments Apps, Manufacturer, Tablets
Cyanogen Inc. Not Being Funded By Microsoft

Cyanogen Inc. Not Being Funded By Microsoft

Rarely a week goes by that we don’t have a story of some description on Cyanogen Inc here on Ausdroid. This week is no exception. Reports have recently surfaced rebutting the previous rumour that Microsoft was going to invest in the fledgling Android software company. In October a rumour surfaced that Cyanogen Inc was attempting to raise funding seeking a[Read More…]

by 9:21 pm on March 17, 2015 1 comment News
Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android (and iOS)

Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android (and iOS)

Microsoft is working on bringing its Cortana personal assistant to Android (and iOS), according to a report from Reuters. Cortana does a lot of the same things that we’ve come to expect from Siri and Google Now. She’s been well received in the Windows Phone world and is looking to make the move to Windows desktops with Windows 10. Microsoft[Read More…]

by 10:34 am on March 14, 2015 0 comments Apps
Microsoft has their own take on Google’s Androidify characters at MWC

Microsoft has their own take on Google’s Androidify characters at MWC

Google’s Be Together Not The Same has placed their Androidify characters front and centre in a major advertising campaign spanning most of the continents around the world. It’s a pretty successful, fun campaign and it seems that Microsoft has taken note and is working on something similar in style, if not in essence with some of their advertising at Mobile[Read More…]

by 7:50 am on March 3, 2015 1 comment News, Other
Microsoft Outlook Preview arrives on Android; looks swish

Microsoft Outlook Preview arrives on Android; looks swish

Back in the day, Microsoft Outlook was the email program of choice for most business users. It combines email, contacts and calendaring into the one application, making managing the flow of information around corporate offices just that little bit easier. Nowadays, there’s a bit of competition in this space, but Microsoft is still right up there, and with the release[Read More…]

by 10:24 am on February 10, 2015 4 comments Apps, News
Update to Skype brings the ability to share photos with online and offline contacts

Update to Skype brings the ability to share photos with online and offline contacts

Microsoft has announced changes to the Skype messaging platform which will give users the ability to share photos with both online and offline contacts. The feature will be contained in a new update to the Skype Android app (and apps on other platforms) which should be coming out shortly. In making the announcement, Microsoft said: Gone are the days when you and[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on February 10, 2015 0 comments Apps, News
Microsoft announce that Office for Android now available to everyone

Microsoft announce that Office for Android now available to everyone

Microsoft has moved ahead with availability of Office for Android – at least on Tablets, announcing their Beta program which began in November is now over, with their Word, Excel and Powerpoint apps now available to all on Google Play. Office for Android offers free core editing functions for personal use, with premium features requiring a matching Office 365 subscription.[Read More…]

by 8:26 pm on January 29, 2015 4 comments Apps
Microsoft announces Office for Android Tablet preview

Microsoft announces Office for Android Tablet preview

Microsoft is continuing their trend of supplying their services across platforms. Today they’ve announced a new Office for Android Tablet preview. They’ve announced Office for iPhone, as well as updates to the existing iPad app they launched back in March. The Office for Android Tablet preview will include Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and will be made available to those who[Read More…]

by 1:40 am on November 7, 2014 4 comments Apps
Microsoft launches Skype Qik: Group Video Chat

Microsoft launches Skype Qik: Group Video Chat

In April this year, Microsoft announced it was retiring their Qik video messaging service, and were merging it with Skype to better enhance user experience. It seems to have finally come to fruition with Microsoft today announcing its new service called Skype Qik: Group Video Chat. Skype Qik is an mobile-only app that is focused solely on swapping short clips[Read More…]

by 9:30 am on October 15, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Microsoft adds One Note for Android Wear to Google Play

Microsoft adds One Note for Android Wear to Google Play

Microsoft was late to the mobile game, and since then they’ve generally played catch-up, although Windows Phone is finally showing some promise, they still have only a tiny market share. To encourage users to embrace their products, Microsoft has cottoned onto the strategy of releasing Android versions of their products to entice users over, and the latest ploy is to[Read More…]

by 10:06 am on September 17, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Apps