Microsoft’s week: Surface Pro rumours, Windows 10 Mobile update and Salesforce partnership extended

A relatively quiet week for Microsoft saw the firm deliver a new preview release of the Windows 10 Mobile platform for smartphones, while speculation mounted over a hardware event the firm is hosting next month: will it see the launch of the next Surface Pro?

Elsewhere, Microsoft extended its partnership with Salesforce, and brought its Send messaging app to the UK, unveiling an Android version at the same time.

Microsoft pushes out Windows 10 Mobile preview Build 10536 as launch date nears

Windows 10 Mobile home screen

Microsoft has delivered the latest test build of Windows 10 Mobile aimed at smartphones, adding a number of fixes and an updated Photos app, as the autumn launch date for the software draws closer.

Microsoft expected to unveil Surface Pro 4 on 6 October

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 blue

Microsoft is sending invitations for an event in October that will showcase new devices, and a Surface Pro 4 tablet optimised for Windows 10 is expected to feature among those being unveiled.

Microsoft and Salesforce cosy up further, integrate Skype, OneNote with Lightning

Hand shake

Salesforce and Microsoft have announced that they will further extend their 18-month partnership, with plans to integrate core productivity tools like Skype and OneNote into the Salesforce platform.

Microsoft releases Send email app for Android and brings iOS version to UK

Microsoft Send

Microsoft has announced the wider availability of the Send email and instant messaging app, pushing the software into new countries and releasing a version for Android devices.

Microsoft quietly adds Windows 10 Start menu to Windows RT

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT running Excel

Microsoft has delivered a long-promised update to the Windows RT platform, bringing the welcome addition of the Windows 10 Start menu to early models of Surface tablets.

Microsoft promises $75m to promote computer science skills to youngsters

Children With Tablet

Microsoft has said it will spend $75m over the next three years to promote computer science education to young people.

Microsoft lifts the lid on Linux-based Azure Cloud Switch platform

Google datacentre racks

Microsoft has developed a software platform for data centre networking devices such as switches, using Linux to keep it as open and flexible as possible.

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18 September 2015 | 3:10 pm – Source: v3.co.uk

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