Microsoft to acquire Intentional Software to expand future productivity capabilities

Today, I’m pleased to share that we have signed an agreement to acquire Intentional Software, a company that has been focused on creating a platform for a new generation of team productivity apps. At Microsoft, we aspire to help people and organizations be more productive, wherever they are. The reality is we live in a hyper-connected world that requires the ability to collaborate across geographies, disciplines and organizations, which is … Read more »

Microsoft acquisition of Genee to accelerate intelligent experiences in Office 365

I am pleased to announce that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Genee, an artificial-intelligence-powered scheduling service. Co-founders Ben Cheung and Charles Lee, who plan to join Microsoft, started Genee in 2014 to simplify the time-consuming task of scheduling (and rescheduling) meetings. It’s especially useful for large groups and for when you don’t have access to someone’s calendar. Genee uses natural language processing and optimized decision-making algorithms so that … Read more »

Microsoft acquires Mobile Data Labs to advance intelligent productivity solutions for the mobile workforce

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Mobile Data Labs, creator of the popular MileIQ app and an innovator in intelligent productivity solutions for mobile professionals. This acquisition is the latest example of Microsoft’s ambition to reinvent productivity and business process in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. In the US alone, there are over 55 million small business employees, entrepreneurs and other mobile professionals. This “self-directed workforce,” as Mobile Data … Read more »

Microsoft to acquire VoloMetrix to empower individuals and drive organizational productivity

Even small improvements in a person’s day-to-day effectiveness can add up to significant value for an organization and greater employee happiness. Today, most of us don’t have the tools and information to help us make better decisions about our scarcest resource at work: our time. But, similar to how fitness trackers help us understand our health in our personal lives, innovative new solutions are emerging to objectively measure and prioritize … Read more »

Microsoft acquires Sunrise, creator of an innovative calendar app for mobile devices

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Sunrise, provider of a next-generation calendar app for iOS and Android. We are making this acquisition because we believe a reinvention in the way people use calendars on mobile devices is long overdue. Our goal is to better help people manage and make the most of their time in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. This is another step forward on our journey to … Read more »

Microsoft acquires Equivio, provider of machine learning-powered compliance solutions

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Equivio, a provider of machine learning technologies for eDiscovery and information governance. We are making this acquisition to help our customers tackle the legal and compliance challenges inherent in managing large quantities of email and documents. Businesses and governments around the world generate enormous volumes of data every day. Sifting through that data to find what is relevant to a legal or … Read more »

Microsoft acquires Acompli, provider of innovative mobile email apps

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Acompli, provider of innovative mobile email apps for iOS and Android. This acquisition is part of our company-wide effort to help people accomplish more with their mobile devices. This year we brought Office to the iPad and the iPhone, and we recently announced that we’re bringing Office to Android devices. These are significant steps in our work to deliver the best productivity … Read more »