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Microsoft launches Office Mobile 6.1

Mobile Office 6.1Microsoft has released an updated version of Office Mobile for Windows Mobile 6 phones and PDAs. The biggest change is that Microsoft has added support for Office 2007 documents.

It kind of baffles us that Microsoft would release Windows Mobile 6 around the same time as Office 2007 and not automatically include support for docx, pptx, and xlsx documents, but it's nice to see Microsoft catch up with itself here.

This is the first time that Microsoft has issued an Office Mobile update directly to consumers. Typically Office Mobile is built into the Windows Mobile operating system and is only available from hardware makers.

Office Mobile 6.1 also includes:
  • Enhanced charts in Excel Mobile
  • Ability to view SmartArt in PowerPoint Mobile
  • Ability to extract files from zipped folders
The upgrade is free for Windows Mobile 6 users. While a number of sites are reporting that you can download the update directly from Microsoft, the link doesn't seem to be working for us at the moment. If anyone has a better link, please let us know.

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