Microsoft has changed its ways the past few years. Notably, CEO Satya Nadella is expanding well beyond its Windows operating system, including to the cloud, a new Web browser called Edge, and rolling out its new Windows 10 for free, for the first time.
The move is essentially Microsoft's way of acknowledging that billions of people around the world don't use Microsoft phones, PCs, or other devices. It seems to be working, judging by some of its recent successes, like the rollout of Windows 10.
However, a sticking point is still its Windows phones. With just a tiny fraction of worldwide sales, the phones lag far behind Apple iPhones and Google's Android phones.
Which may explain why Microsoft is making nice with the iPhone. At least when it comes to Microsoft's virtual assistant, Cortana, Microsoft is now making it available on iPhones.
Microsoft is testing Cortana on 2,000 iPhones, for now just in the United States and China. The test is expected to last up to 60 days.