Microsoft has come forward and formally announced that it has acquired Sunrise, a calendar application that the company hopes will boost its user’s productivity. Rajesh Jha, Corporate Vice President Outlook and Office 365, said “We are making this acquisition because we believe a reinvention in the way people use calendars on mobile devices is long overdue. Our goal is to better help people manage and make the most of their time in a mobile-first, cloud-first world”.
Already downloaded by millions of users the app already has a huge following and it is this popularity which attracted Microsoft. Microsoft is currently on a buying spree to build a portfolio of best applications.
The Sunrise app will accelerate Microsoft’s path to the future of calendaring. By connecting your calendar with range of services, it provides a far more comprehensive view of your day, week or month ahead. It has a simple and beautiful design across devices for a reliable, consistent experience.
After the acquisition, the Sunrise app will remain in the market for free. It will continue to support a wide range of third-party apps and calendar services.
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Source: Microsoft Blog