Windows Phone 7 and KIN Closer Cousins Than Thought
Microsoft recently indicated that Windows Phone 7 and KIN share a more integrated future than may have been previously understood. A Microsoft spokesperson told Phone Scoop via email, "Both KIN and Windows Phone 7 share common OS components, software and services. We will seek to align around a single platform for both products as well as consistent hardware specifications, so we can drive our ecosystem at scale and strength across all products." Microsoft didn't say that the platforms themselves woud merge or that one would go away, but the underlying fundamentals will be held together by core technologies to make developing for both platforms easier. Windows Phone 7 and KIN both run on Microsoft's Silverlight technology. Windows Phone 7 also includes Microsoft's XNA code.
Review: Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
Window 10 for smartphones builds on the foundation created by Microsoft for its desktops, laptops, and tablets. Windows 10 is a unifying platform that boasts universal apps and common, key functions that make for a seamless experience across form factors.
Microsoft Adds Business Intelligence to Cortana's Bag of Tricks
Microsoft has given its business customers a new tool by integrating its Power BI product into Cortana. Power BI provides access to company-specific data, such as financial filings and performance reports.
Microsoft Disabling Notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8
Microsoft says devices running Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 have reached end-of-life status and will no longer be supported. Beginning February 20, Microsoft will turn off push notification services for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0.
Microsoft Pushes New Preview of Windows 10
Microsoft today released Windows 10 Technical Preview build 11082 to members of the Windows Insider program. According to Microsoft, this preview chiefly impacts the OneCore, which is the heart of Windows across all platforms.
Microsoft May Give Windows 10 Mobile Payments
Microsoft is weighing what to do with the mobile wallet app that's part of the Windows 10 Mobile platform. The operating system already has a basic wallet app (since Windows Phone 8) for storing credit card and loyalty card data, but it stops short of making mobile payments.
That's not a good thing- and to muchdrama: I was right
They're going to have to do better than this.
The Kin is typical Microsoft- great idea poorly executed. Actually, make that really poorly executed. Windows Phone 7 is supposed to be a clean break from this stigma.
They're going to have to do better than t
because we all know...