Windows Phone 8: Enterprise Development
Published on Friday, December 28, 2012 9:03:55 AM UTC in Programming
Windows Mobile, the discontinued predecessor of today's Windows Phone, had a strong position in the field of enterprise development. Not only were companies able to manage devices comfortably, it also had all sorts of valuable additional business features available. Development options were rich, ranging from native development in C++ to managed code using the .NET Compact Framework, to various other development environments provided by third parties. With Windows Phone, Microsoft took a bold move into the direction of consumer satisfaction and focused a lot on end-user features. Although great for average users, it implicated a lot of simplifications and dropped features for the enterprise world, for which it hence was considered a step backwards by a lot of people with focus on business software. In fact, a lot of companies dogded Windows Phone 7 and kept using Windows Mobile as their preferred platform for internal applications. With Windows Phone 8, Microsoft now has put a lot of effort into offering sufficient choices and features for that target audience too. In this article, we'll cover the most important ones of these.
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