New features in Windows Phone 8.1

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New features in Windows Phone 8.1

Post by DreamensioN » Thu 27 Feb, 2014 9:50 pm

ETA is this April.

All current Windows 8 phones will be eligible for the Windows Phone 8.1 update.

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Re: New features in Windows Phone 8.1

Post by cGr » Thu 27 Feb, 2014 10:12 pm

•Enterprise enrolled phones can have their passwords changed and remotely locked
•Password protected Office document support
•Office Lens support for scanning documents with camera, import into Office with OCR
•Rebranding of SkyDrive to OneDrive
•VPN support built in
•S/MIME to sign and encrypt email
•Access to corporate resources behind the firewall with app aware
•Auto-triggered VPN
•Certificate management to enroll, update and revoke certificates for user authentication
•Enhanced MDM policies to lock down functionality on the phone for more enterprise control, in addition to richer application management such as allowing or denying the installing of certain apps.
•Enterprise Wi-Fi support with EAP-TLS

I've been hitting walls with customers and Winmo recently, and it has confirmed two things:
- If arguably the biggest enterprise in the world cant build an enterprise ready phone, what hope has anyone else got of getting it right (FTR apple is the closest (which is saying something), android are a distant second, winmo is languishing somewhere between dos 6.22 and windows 95)?
- Why cant the biggest enterprise in the world build an enterprise ready phone?

These sort of things should have been in Windows 8 (being generous, a few of these should really have been in windows 7.5), and things like eap-tls was in windows mobile 6, so I'm not sure which member of the Microsoft brains trust thought that they should bother to take it out.

On the apple thing in enterprise, its interesting to see that enterprise is coming around to how apple do things, rather than vice versa. Goes to show the influence that design has on the modern world.

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