For all who thought that Microsoft is losing its focus on sharing with customers since Windows Phone 7 release, let me tell you that it is regaining full focus on the business for the first time with Windows Phone 8. Windows Phone 8 is a version of Windows 8 tailored only for smart phones. Microsoft-based businesses have been clamoring for a smart phone OS like Windows Phone 8. It shares the same security, NT-based kernel, sensors, networking stack, web browser, multimedia platform, and other components as in Windows 8. It means that Windows 8 will share the same well-understood and proven technologies from Windows, also the same drivers, services support etc. Windows Phone will offer numerous improvements for businesses, especially over the Windows Phone 7.x. These improvements are listed below.
Windows 8 Phone improvements
- Micro-SD expansion
Removable micro-SD storage expansion will be formally supported by Windows Phone 8 with cool Windows 8 transfer options. And as Windows Phone 8 is basically Windows 8, these cards will be formatted in NTFS and can be moved between PCs and devices for the Windows 8 transfer of information. Instead of internal storage, users and business will be able to install apps to the memory card as well.
- Device Management
Full-blown Windows PCs, as you might already know, can be managed in a very fine-grained manner using Active Directory (AD) and Group Policy (GP). Windows Phone 8, In addition to providing full EAS compatibility, will support a new management scheme that sits somewhere in the middle of AD/GP and EAS, functionally like Windows RT.
- Side-loading of apps
Finally, enterprises will be able to deploy their own internal apps to devices without having to go through Microsoft’s online store (which is renamed now as Windows Store, for matching Windows 8).
These features, of course touch the Windows Phone 8 basics and there are tons of other features making this smartphone OS just so compelling. It will be offering integrated experiences with Windows RT tablets and Windows 8 PCs and will be supporting many of those old online services including Hotmail, Xbox and SkyDrive. Windows 8 supports mutli core processors and HD resolution screens. This will protect your mobile broadband usages from crossing the limits.
That was some Windows 8 news. Thank you for your time! Adios!