Under the terms of the agreement between Microsoft and Nokia, the two companies will begin collaborating on the design, development, and marketing of mobile productivity solutions. Microsoft Office Mobile and Microsoft business communications, collaboration and device management software will come to Nokia’s Symbian devices.
These solutions will be available for a broad range of Nokia smartphones starting with the company’s business-optimized range, Nokia Eseries. The two companies will also market these solutions to businesses, carriers, and individuals.
Next year, Nokia intends to start shipping Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile on its smartphones, followed by other Office applications and related software and services in the future. These will include:
– 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 Center
Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop and Nokia’s executive VP for Devices Kai Oistamo announced the agreement Wednesday (Aug. 12), outlining a shared vision for the future of mobile productivity.