Microsoft Confirms Acquisition of Mobile Email App Acompli

Microsoft to acquire mobile email application Acompli, company confirms.

Nicole Henderson, Contributor

December 1, 2014

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Microsoft Confirms Acquisition of Mobile Email App Acompli
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This article originally appeared at The WHIR

After Microsoft accidentally published a blog post announcing an acquisition last week, mobile email application Acompli confirmed the rumor on Monday. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Acompli CEO Javier Soltero said in a blog post that over the next few months, the company will “be sharing more about the exciting product plans” it has as a part of Microsoft.

“Your app and accounts will continue to work and the team will continue on our fast pace of improving and adding new functionality every couple of weeks,” Soltero said.

Acompli was founded 18 months ago, and soon after its launch it started working with enterprise IT departments. It was around that time that it began talking to Microsoft about further integrating Office 265 into its product.

“Those conversations led to today, where we have decided the opportunity to join forces in pursuit of a better, faster, more powerful email experience is something we can do better as one company,” he said.

In a post on Microsoft’s blog, Rajesh Jha, corporate vice president, Outlook and Office 365 reiterated how the acquisition will help Microsoft improve the mobile email experience. He said: “In a world where more than half of email messages are first read on a mobile device, it’s essential to give people fantastic email experiences wherever they go.”

“The Acompli team is passionate about this quest,” Jha said. “Their app provides innovative ways to focus on what’s important in your inbox, to schedule meetings, and work with attachments and files. Users love how it connects to all email services and provides a single place to manage email with a focus on getting things done.”

Jha said that Microsoft will reveal more details over the coming months.

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About the Author(s)

Nicole Henderson

Contributor, IT Pro Today

Nicole Henderson covers daily cloud news and features online for ITPro Today. Prior to ITPro Today, she was editor at Talkin' Cloud (now Channel Futures) and the WHIR. She has a bachelor of journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.

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