released earlier but removed after, today - during Möbius 2007 - Microsoft
announced the official availability of
Office Mobile 6.1.
With Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft introduced the new Open XML-based file
formats for Office applications. These new file formats reduce file size,
improve security and reliability, and enhance integration with external sources.
To allow Windows Mobile users to work with Office documents created in the Open
XML formats, Microsoft has developed an upgrade for Word Mobile, Excel Mobile,
and PowerPoint Mobile applications.
The Office Mobile application suite includes Microsoft Office Word Mobile,
Excel Mobile, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint Mobile for Windows Mobile 6
powered devices, helping users manage and review documents. Microsoft Office
Mobile includes support for rich reviewing and minor editing capabilities as
well as support for rights-managed documents.
This upgrade to the Office Mobile applications allows viewing and editing of
Word documents and Excel workbooks and viewing of PowerPoint slideshows created
by using Microsoft Office 2007. Other improvements include:
- Enhanced viewing experience for charts in Excel Mobile
- Ability to view SmartArt in PowerPoint Mobile
- Ability to view and extract files from compressed (.zip) folders.
Today's released Windows Mobile 6.1 is a free upgrade which only works for
Windows Mobile powered devices that have an earlier version of Office Mobile
preinstalled already. If your Windows Mobile powered device does not have Office
Mobile preinstalled, this upgrade will not work for you but you can purchase the
full version of Office Mobile 6.1 online soon.
Cheers ~ Arne