Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) News: Office Mobile, Silent Console & Google Inc (GOOG)’s Agreement

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)Google extends Microsoft’s access to Exchange ActiveSync until December 31 (TheNextWeb)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has held off on killing access to its sync service on Windows Phone devices, after the Internet giant granted an extension until the end of the year, according to a report from The Verge. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) initially said it would withdraw support for its Exchange ActiveSync protocol on January 30, but it subsequently gave more time and extended the cut-off to July 31. Now, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has until December 31 to develop support into the Windows Phone platform. A spokesperson for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) confirmed the extension to The Verge, saying: “We’ve reached an agreement with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) to extend support for new Windows Phone connections to the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Sync service through December 31, 2013.”

Microsoft Office 365 arrives on Android phones but tablets like new Nexus 7 left out in the cold (ITProportal)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has released a scaled down version of Office 365 for Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Android OS – with the accompanying bad news that it won’t be available on tablets like the new Nexus 7. Office Mobile for Android, which has now launched on the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Play Store, is available to all Office 365 subscribers with anyone looking to sign up reminded that it’s $100 [£66] each year for the privilege. “We are thrilled that Office Mobile for Android phones is available today. Office 365 subscribers will be able to download the app from the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Play store and activate it. The release of this app shows that we’re committed to keep providing additional value for Office 365 subscribers,” said Guy Gilbert, senior product manager focused on Office mobile apps, at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Microsoft and Steve Sinofsky’s ‘non-disparagement’ deal revealed (HereIsTheCity)
Steve Sinofsky, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s former Windows chief who was dramatically ousted last November, is banned from joining former rivals including Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL),, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), database giant Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), storage company EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) or virtualisation company VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) before 2014, new documents reveal. Sinofsky is in line for a payoff that will earn him more than $10m (£6.6m) according to calculations by the Guardian, covering 418,000 share options that were due to vest through to mid-2016. The agreement also bans him from trying to persuade a list of companies including International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) from ceasing to be Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) customers.

How the Xbox One is Designed to be Left Switched on for 10 Years (Gizmodo)
There’s a reason Xbox One comes in that whopping great 1980s VCR style case, and it’s not because some one in authority at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) went mad. It’s for cooling, to help keep it quiet and reliable—and so you can leave it switched on constantly for the next ten years. According to Digital Foundry, which spoke to an unnamed Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) staff member, the final console ought to be entirely silent while in standby mode and when running media and dashboard applications, with the cooling fans only kicking in when the Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) core is being seriously taxed by multiple oil barrels and crates exploding as players make their way through whatever war-based FPS takes their fancy.