According to the recent job post from Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft is working on an upcoming update for Windows Phone codenamed ‘Blue’ same as their desktop counterpart. The Excel Mobile team will deliver a compelling new Windows Phone version of Excel that is touch-optimized and targeted for the phone form factor that will be delivered as part of Windows Phone ‘Blue’.
It also reveals the existence of Excel MX team which will be similar to OneNote MX and Lync MX team that will be working on touch optimized version of Excel.
Blue is expected to bring tweaks to the user experience, new dev-platform related bits, as well as new versions of Internet Explorer, Mail, Calendar, Bing and other integrated apps are likely to figure into the Blue picture.Â In addition Blue will include some kernel and driver-level updates which could help with battery life and overall performance, while maintaining backward compatibility with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
See the job description after the break.
The Microsoft Office Division is investing heavily in Mobile scenarios to bring productivity & life enhancements to mobile information workers. Office is betting big on mobile phones and tablets and now is your chance to be a part of the excitement!
The Excel Office Mobile team is looking for a seasoned development lead who is willing to re-imagine the Excel experiences for the next version of Windows Phone. Our Vision is to make Excel Mobile on Windows Phone the undisputed leader for visualizing and working with spreadsheets on a phone. The Excel Mobile team will deliver a compelling new Windows Phone version of Excel that is touch-optimized and targeted for the phone form factor.
As a development lead you will hire and manage a team of top-notch developers, be personally involved in designing and coding features, and work closely with PM and Test counterparts across multiple orgs to help realize the vision of building high quality excel app for Windows Phone Blue. In partnership with the Excel MX, Data Visualization and Excel Web Services team your team will be responsible to develop a common code enabling us to build a mobile app which will (1) allow users to have a consistent experience with spreadsheets across Web, Slate and Phone end while leveraging the power of the cloud (Excel Web Services, Office Client Services, SkyDrive and O365).