Microsoft Release Office Remote Offering Navigation And Control Of Office Files From Your Smartphone


Microsoft have been going through an interesting transitional period over the last year. At least if you are an android user. It seems, as a result of Windows based smartphones stagnating in terms of their adoption, Microsoft have come to the conclusion that they need to adopt more of an open approach to their services and to android devices. As a result the company has been consistently releasing a number of apps for android that better make use of their more traditional services. For instance, there has already been a number of preview and beta apps becoming available to android users via private beta access which has then resulted in further general availability on the Play Store. Especially when it comes to Office based apps and the likes of OneDrive and Skype.

In addition, Microsoft have also been releasing apps which were only previously available to Windows Phone users. The last one only came a couple of days ago in the form of Office Lens, which is essentially a scanning based app and allows users to capture receipts, whiteboards and the likes. Once captured, these files can then be easily converted into Office compatible files like PDFs or Word files. Well, following on from this recent approach, Microsoft have now made available another app which was previously only available to Window Phone users. This one comes in the form of 'Office Remote for Android'. This app offering will essentially allow users to remotely control a number of other Office apps and services. As such, users can remote access and control PowerPoint presentation. In Excel, it will allow you to change worksheets, move up and down while in Word it will allow you to jump to different sections, as well as zoom in on content.


The app is free although you do need to have Office 2013 installed on your PC. From then on, the app uses Bluetooth to connect to your PC and offer the remote controlling of the desktop based office apps. If you feel like this is something you might be interested in, then you can download the app by hitting the source link below.

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