First Clound, now Office aims for Nokia and iPhone devices?
Yesterday Microsoft PressPass announced a teleconference between Microsoft Corp. and Nokia executives, with no more information.
But that does not stop the blogs speculating and the beliefs suggest that Nokia will be releasing a Symbian based version of Microsoft Office for their smartphones. Nokia (like Apple) has already licensed ActiveSync for Exchange connectivity so a Symbian version of Office is definitely not out of the question, in fact another announcement from the Microsoft Mac business unit also suggest that an iPhone variant of Office could be on the cards?
Microsoft are without doubt looking at making the next version of Office as available as possible with an emphasis on cloud and hints that point to further interoperability with “other” devices.
By tomorrow all will be revealed…
Update: The Nokia deal is confirmed, Microsoft will bring the following deature set to E Series devices:
The ability to view, edit, create and share Office documents on more devices in more places with mobile-optimized versions of Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft OneNote
Enterprise instant messaging and presence, and optimized conferencing and collaboration experience with Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile
Mobile access to intranet and extranet portals built on Microsoft SharePoint Server
Enterprise device management with Microsoft System CenterSource