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All posts tagged "office"


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Microsoft to Build Office Software for Nokia Phones?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC News" @ 08:12 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/12/t...2soft.html?_r=3

"Microsoft and Nokia, long adversaries in mobile phone technology, have agreed to a partnership to equip many Nokia cellphones with the Microsoft Office software, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement."

Just like licensing ActiveSync technology to Apple for the iPhone, it's not surprising to see the Office group at Microsoft reaching out to extend their technology to other platforms. Unfortunately this erodes an advantage that Windows Mobile has, but given how stagnant Windows Mobile has been over the past few years, you can't blame other groups at Microsoft for wanting to work with other platforms. Oh, and speaking of the iPhone, it looks like Microsoft might be reaching out there too. And in the meantime, Microsoft had to build their own Facebook app while Facebook built one for the iPhone. That tells you a lot about how the industry perceives Windows Mobile, even though Windows Mobile as a platform is still moving 16+ million units a year. Perception matters.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Microsoft Upgrades Office Communicator Mobile

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Pocket PC Software" @ 09:00 AM

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/wi...tor-mobile.aspx

"The 2007 R2 version of Microsoft® Office Communicator Mobile is an enterprise application for mobile devices that helps you quickly find and communicate with your colleagues. The application is designed to make communication easier and more accessible and includes real-time presence information, single number reach support and rich instant messaging (IM) capability all with a familiar look and feel similar to the desktop version of Microsoft Office Communicator."

Those working in a Microsoft-centric shop may find that the newest version of Communicator Mobile to be a great asset. Those looking to truly take a vacation, however, may find it to be the most evil piece of software ever devised! Just kidding...


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Microsoft Releases Service Pack 2 for Office 2007

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Software" @ 09:02 AM

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...81-9db49b4ab6e5

"Outlook is where a large percentage of our users spend the majority of their work time. It's critical that the application provide the experience that they expect and need to get their work done. Outlook 2007 SP2 is 26 percent faster than its predecessor on a set of common e-mail tasks and is even faster, 35 percent, with larger mailboxes. Users will experience considerable responsiveness and speed improvements on common, day-to-day operations like launching, synchronizing and searching. We were excited to be able to act on as much of the customer feedback as we did."

Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Office 2007 has gone gold. Microsoft Update will deliver it to customers no sooner than three months from now, but if waiting isn't part of your game plan, the standalone installer, which weighs in at 290.2 MB, is now yours to grab and install. SP2 packs a plethora of improvements, with a considerable number of them focused on every Windows Mobile device's best buddy, Outlook.


Monday, June 2, 2008

SoftMaker Office 2008 For Pocket PC Released

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Software" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.softmaker.com/english/ofp_en.htm

"If you wish to edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on the Pocket PC without losing formatting or content, SoftMaker Office is your only choice. There is no other mobile office suite that reads and writes your Office documents as faithfully as SoftMaker Office 2008."

Softmaker Office

SoftMaker Office 2008 is ready for shipping. There are a number of new features, including PDF export and printing and has a ton of features not supported in the mobile versions of Office apps provided by Microsoft. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that the Office 2007 file formats are supported yet, something newer versions of Mobile Office apps from MS do support. Head over to the site to try the 30 day trial version or buy for $79.95 (US and Canada), or upgrade from a previous version for $39.95.

Tags: office

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Office 2008 for Mac SP1 Delivers .PPTX Compatibility with Windows Mobile

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Software" @ 09:25 AM

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/...acBU2008PR.mspx

"The Mac BU today is releasing Service Pack 1 (SP1) that provides increased stability, security and performance enhancements to the suite. The group also is providing a glimpse at the road map of Office for Mac by announcing the return of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in the next version."



Microsoft's release of Service Pack 1 for Office 2008 for Mac offers a number of enhancements including Mac .PPTX compatibility with Windows Mobile devices. So, if you're one of the few Mac users carrying a Windows Mobile device, hit the Mactopia Downloads page now or wait for Microsoft AutoUpdate to do its thing to enjoy what SP1 has to offer. The standalone installer weighs in at 180MB.

Tags: mac, office, 2008, sp1, pptx

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Windows Mobile Shakes with Fear: Microsoft Hints at Office and Voice Recognition Applications on the iPhone and iPod touch

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Competition" @ 12:25 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...phone_apps.html

"The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant is already the largest software developer for Apple's Mac platform outside of the Mac maker itself, with Fortune's Big Tech blog estimating that its Mac Business Unit generates revenues in excess of $350 million and profits of over $200 million each year. Add to that the firm's expertise in its proprietary Exchange email protocols and business email systems, and it's almost a certainty that Microsoft will be among those bearing fresh wares for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch a bit later this year, Tom Gibbons, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Specialized Devices and Applications Group, told the business publication. "We do have experience with that environment, and that gives us confidence to be able to do something," he said. "The key question is, what is the value that we need to bring?" Gibbons' team of Mac developers, which actually resides in Mountain View, Calif., just a few miles from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, is reportedly weighing its most viable options for an initial native iPhone application, which appears as if it will fall within the Office family of productivity applications."



It wasn't too long ago that Apple announced Exchange support for the iPhone and iPod touch. The implications here have yet to be seen, but come June, we'll likely see the two devices consume a reasonable chunk of Windows Mobile's market share. What about Office? It's always been one of Windows Mobile's biggest selling points. The iPhone and iPod touch lack it, but that may soon change, and if it does, it has the potential to be huge. Add in Tellme and a host of other applications and Microsoft will need to find new ways to make Windows Mobile as popular as it once was.


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