Windows Phone 7 Mango Enterprise features announced: Lync Mobile, Office 365, Server Search, connection to hidden WiFi networks

Microsoft has just announced during today’s TechED keynote all the new Enterprise features to be introduced in Windows Phone 7 Mango later this year. As we previously heard, Mango will have a new and improved Skydrive and Office support in the OS’s Office Hub, including Office 365 integration and a Lync application. But this was only the tip of the iceberg:

  • Pinnable email folders: Pin a folder to the start screen for quick access. This could be an email folder for a specific project, from a specific group or person (like your boss), or an RSS feed you’ve set up in Outlook.
  • Conversation view in email: Emails in your inbox are organized by conversation, bringing replies to a thread into a consolidated view so it’s faster and easier to stay on top of the conversation.

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Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab Gingerbread Android 2.3 roll out starting this month

Following last month’s false start Samsung is now officially announcing that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread roll out for the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab is going to debut this month in the UK and other Nordic countries then quickly followed by other European countries. Samsung isn’t well known for painless updates but one can admit that at the very least the company isn’t forgetting it’s millions of Android users.

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Nokia rebrands Ovi services to Nokia services


The transition to Windows Phone is already well under way and the Ovi services to Nokia services re-branding announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise. A few months ago I wondered how Microsoft was going to integrate the Ovi store into the Windows Phone Marketplace, today’s announcement will surely facilitate this. The transition will start in July and end in Q4 2012.

“The reasons for this decision includes the fact that Nokia is a well-known and highly-loved brand the world over. Our mobile experiences are tightly integrated with our devices – there is no longer a differentiation. For example, if consumers want the best mobile navigation experience, they know it’s a Nokia that they can rely on. These last few years, and moving forward, our mission remains unchanged: we will continue our work to deliver compelling, unified mobile service offerings and next-generation, disruptive technologies.”

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Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to open in Korea in August more Asian countries to follow

According to Microsoft officials the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is set to open in Korea in August. This essentially means that Korean developers will be able to start submitting applications a couple of months / weeks ahead of the launch of the first Windows Phone 7 Mango (Windows Phone 7.5) devices which are set to finally include support for east-Asian languages.

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More Windows Phone 7 Mango features unveiled: Messenger and Facebook chat, WiFi hotspot, Office 365

More Windows Phone 7 / Windows Phone 7.5 Mango features have just been unveiled again by the Windows Phone development podcast. As I said in a previous post; Mango is going to matter. We have confirmation today that this release will finally include Windows Live Messenger and Facebook chat support in the People Hub alongside native support for check-ins a handful of other additions that are sure to make everybody happy. Hit the break for all the info.

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