Microsoft announced that it is planning to introduce Office apps with hand-held devices as it ships away the new version of Windows, the Windows 10. The company seeks to carry out both the operations by the end of the year. The tech giant also said that the apps in talk would also provide a seamless interface between handheld devices, such as smartphones and mini-tablets to large interactive displays. The Office for Windows 10 is also expected to comprise new productivity enhancement features, similar to the company’s cloud-based Word.
Windows 10 has been Microsoft’s biggest step toward offering developers and customers what they have long been asking. Both the parties have been struggling to benefit from a single platform for apps that could provide a seamless interface through smartphones, tablets, PCs and other devices. The recent announcement regarding Microsoft’s Office is also in line with the company’s endeavor to fulfill users’ and developers’ demands.
The new and more powerful features that Microsoft is talking about include a search feature powered by Bing. The feature aims to bring pictures, as well as other cloud-based references into documents.
Apart from the series of announcements that Microsoft has been surprising the market with, Dropbox’s Product Manager also made an announcement recently. Matthew Jaffee said that the two companies are extending their partnership to a new level. He announced the introduction of the Dropbox app for Windows phones and tablets. The app will be a welcome alternative for Windows operated devices, including those running on Windows RT and Windows 8.1. Until now, Windows users were bound with only the alternative of one cloud-based storage- Microsoft’s own OneDrive.
Nevertheless, in the last few years, Microsoft has worked hard to integrate the OneDrive service with the Windows OS and Office software. The cloud-based storage option provided by Microsoft was previously called SkyDrive.