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Windows Phone 8 Makes its Business Case

Windows Phone 8 will take its place as a key component of a flexible enterprise environment, with simplified management, better security and features on par with its PC counterparts.

 

Editor's Note: Windows Phone 8 Ready for Business

The countdown for Windows 8 “Apollo” has begun and there’s much for IT departments to be excited about prior to liftoff.

 

Windows Phone Blog: Announcing Windows Phone 8

Joe Belfiore provides a high-level sneak peek at the Windows Phone 8 platform. Look for a more complete tour of new features later on this blog.

Windows Phone Summit Videos on Channel 9

Video: Hands on with Windows Phone 7.8's Amazing New Start Screen

PC World: Killer New Features in Microsoft's Latest Mobile OS

 

First Impressions

SuperSite for Windows: Windows Phone 8 Heads Off to Work

Put simply, Windows Phone 8 is the smartphone OS for which Microsoft-based businesses have been clamoring.

 

eWeek: Windows Phone 8 Changes Aim to Ease Pain of BYOD Management

Features unveiled at a Windows Phone Summit reveal steps Microsoft is taking to better secure and manage smartphones in the enterprise just as it does Windows PCs.

 

Ars Technica: Windows Phone Gets Ready for Enterprise

Thanks to the common Windows core, it will support secure booting and full device encryption, based on BitLocker. This will integrate with existing device management systems…

Ars Technica: Why Windows Phone 8 Means the BlackBerry is Doomed

 

HealthBlog: Windows Phone 8 Right for Healthcare

We all learned a bit more about what to expect with the arrival of Windows Phone 8. I must say as a physician and former hospital CIO/CMIO I liked what I heard.

 

Windows Phones in the Enterprise

TechNet Magazine: Managing Mobile Devices

Everyone has a smartphone, laptop and tablet these days, so having a solid strategy for secure device management is essential.

 

Working on the Go with the Office Hub

The Office Hub is the place to go to get stuff done on your phone. Review your notes and documents, make last-minute changes, or create a new document. Then save your Office files to SkyDrive, and pick up where you left off when you're back at your computer.

 

Connecting your apps, files, PCs and devices to the cloud with SkyDrive and Windows 8

As we developed Windows 8, we thought deeply about how these services can take an even more active role in completing the experience—offering a cloud service for each and every Windows 8 customer and all their PCs (and phones), should you choose to use it.

Related Technet Features

Device Support for a Flexible Workforce

The "consumerization of IT" challenges IT people to rethink systems management, shifting from a device-centric to user-centric approach.

 

Windows Phone 7: Managing Mobility

"Mango" Sweetens the Deal as the Platform for a Mobile Workforce.

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