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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Microsoft targets mobile workers with software extensions

Microsoft Corp. announced it will extend the capabilities of its new Office Live Communications Server 2005 to wireless devices including those running its Windows Mobile platform, as well as BlackBerry gadgets from Research In Motion Ltd.

Under the new offering, Microsoft said it will develop software for wireless devices to access various Communications Server functions, including instant messaging, presence and contacts services. Microsoft said the offering will allow mobile employees to work more efficiently.

The Communications Server software for Windows Mobile devices will be available later this year. The software for RIM's BlackBerry devices will also be available by the end of this year.


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