Nokia and Microsoft are bringing a number of productivity focused applications to the Symbian Belle platform.
They are intended to complement the existing tools and applications on Symbian so as to provide
"the best possible mobile enterprise experience".
The updates comprises:
Microsoft Lync 2010, a re-branded and substantially updated version of the existing Office Communicator.
It provides secure corporate instant messages and presence.
Microsoft OneNote, which is a rich note taking and information management tool.
It is part of the Office 2010 Suite.
Microsoft PowerPoint Broadcaster, which allows viewing of broadcast presentations directly from PC to mobile
(e.g. when on a conference call).
Microsoft Document Connection, which provides a single point from which to access Office documents from the local file system,
in email attachments and on remote SharePoint servers.
An updated version of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, which brings improved search
capabilities, an integrated conversation vew and support for multiple Exchange accounts.
The update will be delivered through the Software update application and is expected to be available in the fourth quarter.
Microsoft and Nokia are working together to provide mobile device management of Belle devices
through Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012.
No additional information was available, but a further announcement will be made in due course.
In the first half of 2012, native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications will be released.
In addition, there will be further updates to the other applications.
For example, SharePoint sync will be added to OneNote.