Thursday, August 13, 2009

Microsoft alliance Nokia to bring Microsoft Office On Phones

Microsoft and Nokia are forming an alliance to bring Microsoft Office and other productivity software to a Nokia smart phones.They both plans to make Office widely accessible via Nokia mobile phones.

The agreement marks “the first time Microsoft will make Office for non windows mobile phones,” says Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop.

There are 200 million Nokia smart phones out there, and Microsoft wants its software on all of them eventually.Available for the company's Nokia Eseries to begin with starting from 2010, Microsoft expects the software to roll out to other handsets in due time.

The deal will expand the reach of Office Mobile beyond Microsoft’s own Windows Mobile platform.With this users will be able to use the new software to view, edit, create and share Office documents via Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Microsoft applications.

"This is much more than putting Microsoft products on Nokia smartphones,".It is way beyond just email, way beyond just Office. It is really reshaping the industry, really creating future solutions, said Kai Oistamo, executive vice president for Nokia's devices unit.

The move is a smart one,and it will give competition to the major,mobile office arena by Android,Google,RIM and iphoneApps.

Nokia is also working on improved Exchange ActiveSync support, and expects to roll out support for other features including mobile accessto intranet portals build on Microsoft SharePoint Server.