Microsoft is using this week's Sibos financial industry conference in Boston to promote the launches of several apps for Windows 8.1 made for banking and financial employees, including a new app from Citi, the CitiDirect BE Tablet app.

Citi, which recently launched its Citi Cards credit card consumer app for Windows Phone 8.1, says their new Windows 8.1 app has been made for large corporate clients. It worked closely with Microsoft on its development. Microsoft states:

"The CitiDirect BE Tablet app for Windows 8.1 provides treasury executives with visibility into mission-critical financial information in real time, allowing them to quickly execute activities such as authorizing transactions or monitoring account balances across geographies in a map and chart view. With filters, financial data can be customized even more, such as by balance type, currency and total amount, allowing Citi to provide a global view across the treasury."

In addition, Microsoft put the spotlight on new financial apps for Windows 8.1 published by Temenos, Fidelity Information Services, Pershing, GIEOM and more. Microsoft says, "Windows enables them to develop experiences that can be easily accessed on anything from a smartphone or tablet to an 80" Windows touch- and pen-enabled PPI conference room board, and everything in between."

What do you think of Microsoft promoting the use of Windows 8.1 devices to the banking and financial industries?

Source: Microsoft, Blogging Windows