Microsoft Purchase Suggests New Mobile Sync Plan

Microsoft Purchase Suggests New Mobile Sync Plan

On Dec 1 Microsoft announced the purchase of a software company called Acompli.  Acompli’s primary product is a tool for syncing Android and iOS (Apple) devices with Microsoft Exchange and Gmail.  This is an interesting development because prior to this Microsoft was pushing Outlook Web App as the primary way for users to have the Outlook experience on these mobile platforms.  The Acompli purchase suggests that Microsoft may bring a much more rich sync experience and interface experience to mobile platforms in the future.. one that encompasses more features from Outlook than the current ActiveSync or Outlook Web App solutions allow.

More details.. http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-buys-cross-platform-email-startup-acompli-7000036286/