I just shared my network from my windows phone 8 for the first time. And by magic Windows 8 noticed that it is a metered connection.
And by magic Outlook now knows about this to.
This is just smart…
Microsoft’s Bill Koefoed has told Brendan Barnacle (a Pacific Crest analyst) that Microsoft is planning to invest $1 billion in research and development for Windows Phone.
With the iPhone and Android as its toughest competitors i truly believe that IF Microsoft can see the bigger picture and integrate not only Xbox and live services but also Exchange, OCS, SharePoint and maybe some Dynamics in to WM7, they will be really strong in start line.
What i would like to see is a full integration of OCS in the phone, with true single number reach, presence in the phone book from all different sources like Facebook, OCS, Linkedin, Live messenger and so on, so that i can transfer a call to someone with the benefits of a full client, but from inside the phone. Real integration of exchange UM in the interface of the phone, so that i can manage my calling rules directly from inside the interface of the phone. One button call to OVA. Send to voice mail and have a nice interface that let me choose from lets say two different greetings, where the first one should be a boring old voice mail and the other one should be a “Hi leave a message and please hold on while i revive it, and if i find it important enough i will let you be connected” sort of thing… Or a integration in to the CRM system so that the phone can present data about the caller of an incoming call, and let me check some stats of the customer while in a call…
Well i could do this all night since i have a loot of cool features i would build in to the phone if i had 1 billion $ to play with…
You can read more about the original story over at Forbes
Well 7 seems to be the lucky number for MS. And i love it, lets just hope that the OCS team will have a Communicator Mobile w14 client ready for it.
Windows Phone, and I’m glad to be back.
I got a HTC HD2 and wooaaw i really like it, the only bad things about it so far is…. MICROSOFT come oooon… what’s up with the marketplace? if I’m in Sweden i have like 70 apps in total. And after being a year away from WM in the land of Apple and android app store i think i can title myself an app junkie.
So i like to download the apps but i really never use more then 5% of the apps installed i think, but its fun to have and not so easy to explain if you haven’t been addicted. After some days i finally give in and started to walk down the dark path of internet and guess what. All these media reports about iphone having xxxxxxx numbers of apps and android have xxxxx i found out some really good pages and forums that we are not suppose to use for some legal reason but heeey there was ALOT and i mean LOTS of apps there. So if you just see to the number of apps, i think its equal amongst the platforms. Iphone however have more quality games and some really good apps to use in the daily life. But there is some really good to Windows phone out there to, so if MS could just fix the limitations of Marketplace i read about in some dev forums and all the developers start to add them to marketplace the platform is for sure going to get some new life again.
Back to the device, the screen is beautiful – really beautiful and coming from WM before and always hacking my phone with some homecocked roms i know it can be some restarts to get going. So the first restart i started to wait… for 1-2-3 5 seconds and the device was restarted, so the speed of the device is fst.
Windows mobile 6.5 is also a good update but like 2 years to late. So what i hope for now is that WM7 will have zune in it and some other cool stuff and I’m never going to leave u again.
So i don’t have to write that much more then, for a fair and really good comparison about the pros and real cons that i also felt with my iPhone, head over to jschurman’s blog and the post Mobile Unified Communications – Why I switched from an iPhone to Windows Phone