Microsoft Details New Mobile Platform Push for Businesses
Microsoft today shared more information on how it plans to help its business customers adopt its future mobile platforms. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a webcast, "In the next six months we will release a new embedded OS called Windows Embedded Handheld, based on Windows Mobile 6.5 technologies ... [and] in the second half of 2011, we will release a version of Windows Embedded Handheld based on Windows Phone 7 technology." He also indicated that the company will "[work] on a clear path for enterprises to migrate their line-of-business applications to our new application platform" to Windows Phone 7. Windows Mobile 6.5.3 is the current version available to consumers and businesses. Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7 in February, plans to finish the main code within the next few weeks, and release the first wave of WP7 devices by the holiday shopping season.
Microsoft to Connect Windows 10 PCs to Your Text Messages
Microsoft today announced several new mobile initiatives that pair its own Windows platform with Android and iOS devices. First is a new tool, tentatively called Your Phone, that connects Android and iOS devices with a Windows 10 PC in order to access text messages, photos, and notifications.
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 Windows 10 Preview
Microsoft has released another technical preview for Windows 10 Mobile, and the company said is changing its strategy for previews moving forward. Microsoft pushed build 10586 a few weeks ago, which is the same build new Windows 10 handsets are based on.
Microsoft: New Windows 10 Mobile Builds Coming Eventually
Microsoft today released a new technical preview of Windows 10 for PCs, but not for mobile devices. The company hasn't provided an update to Windows 10 Mobile in some time, so it took the opportunity to reassure consumers that new bits are on the way.
Alcatel to Build Windows 10 Handset By Year's End
Alcatel OneTouch said it will release a smartphone with Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile platform before the end of the year. "We are very supportive of the Windows ecosystem," said Steve Cistulli, Alcatel OneTouch's senior vice president for North America, to CNET.
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