Microsoft-Salesforce Product Slate Unveiled at DreamForce
The companies offer a look at some of the early results of the strategic partnership they inked in May.Months after announcing a strategic partnership, Microsoft and leading cloud CRM software vendor Salesforce have officially taken the wraps off the joint products that will link the their business software ecosystems. First teased during a May 29 announcement, the companies unveiled the Salesforce1 app for Windows at the DreamForce conference in San Francisco. The app, currently available as a part of an invite-only preview, provides a native mobile Salesforce app experience to users of Windows 8.1 devices. The finished app is expected to arrive during the second half of 2015. Salesforce Files, part of the Salesforce for Office slate, promotes access to mobile content and collaboration via Microsoft SharePoint. Salesforce Files is available now. Salesforce1 integration with Microsoft Office, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business on iOS devices and Android phones will enable customers to seamlessly open, edit and save documents. General availability is anticipated for the second half of 2015.
As part of Salesforce for Office, the business software makers are working on Salesforce1 integration for Office, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business. Scheduled for a release during the first half of 2015, the software will allow Android and iOS users to open, edit and save documents on their mobile devices. Also in the first half, the companies plan to release a Salesforce1 App for Outlook, enabling users to directly access and manage Salesforce data from Microsoft's popular email, contacts and calendar software.