[Network World] Nokia deal fuels Microsoft's cloud, collaboration, management strategies

The company's ongoing strategy has been to create a single management platform for Windows, non-Windows platforms  and devices on the back of its System Center tools. Microsoft has been working in the past few years to widen its management capabilities to include mobile devices, Linux and virtual machines.  

And Microsoft is positioning Office 2010 as the version of its productivity tools and back-end servers best suited to work across PCs, devices and the browsers, according to Stephan Elop, president of Microsoft's business division.

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Press Release: Microsoft and Nokia Form Global Alliance to Design, Develop and Market Mobile Productivity Solutions