Microsoft to add new SMB apps
October 24, 2016 by Lubov Cholakova Source article

Microsoft looks to be set to add more new and seemingly small-business-focused applications to its Office 365 Business Premium subscription. There's a sign-up page for "business apps for Office" that I saw via that touts a handful of apps, including MileIQ, Bookings, Invoice, Spend, Point, and Presence. The apps listed seem to be supplementary to Microsoft's existing Office app suite, and also seem to be mobile-first and cross-platform.

Some of the applications either already have been or are in the midst of being added to the Office 365 Business Premium plan, such as the MileIQ mileage tracker and Bookings automatic scheduling applications. Just this week, Microsoft announced that Bookings could be integrated directly with business users' Facebook pages.) Microsoft bought Mobile Data Labs, the company behind the MileIQ app, in November 2015.

A couple of the apps listed on the page seem to be as-yet unofficially unannounced and are listed as "coming soon." Those include Spend, a expense-tracking app, and Presence, an app that will allow users to "establish yourself online simply and confidently track your web presence."


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