1. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Interesting article I found on my local news site, The Register.
    Talking about businesses moving to Windows (Phone) for improved integration, which is vastly improved for Windows 10.

    Sounds promising!

    G.

    Article: Windows Phone will snatch biz No 2 spot from Android ? analyst ? The Register
    11-21-2014 03:03 PM
  2. mjperry51's Avatar
    Interesting article I found on my local news site, The Register.
    Talking about businesses moving to Windows (Phone) for improved integration, which is vastly improved for Windows 10.

    Sounds promising!

    G.

    Article: Windows Phone will snatch biz No 2 spot from Android ? analyst ? The Register
    If he's right Verizon better get their act together. . .
    Pranshul Sood and Kevin Rush like this.
    11-21-2014 07:07 PM
  3. EspHack's Avatar
    its just the natural way things should be, Microsoft is business, and they should already do that, include free lumia 520's with every windows 8 machine over 500$ people will see how good a windows phone can fit their Microsoft dominated work life and soon they will realize there are top of the line phones like that little one that can be both their work horse and their personal device
    11-21-2014 08:55 PM
  4. mjperry51's Avatar
    its just the natural way things should be, Microsoft is business, and they should already do that, include free lumia 520's with every windows 8 machine over 500$ people will see how good a windows phone can fit their Microsoft dominated work life and soon they will realize there are top of the line phones like that little one that can be both their work horse and their personal device
    The challenge to that concept is a new phone requires phone service. Unless MS gets into the carrier game they still need VZW/ATT/Sprint/TM et al.The ecosystem is more complex than a standalone PC which is still very useful without a network connection. . .
    11-22-2014 07:50 AM
  5. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    The challenge to that concept is a new phone requires phone service. Unless MS gets into the carrier game they still need VZW/ATT/Sprint/TM et al.The ecosystem is more complex than a standalone PC which is still very useful without a network connection. . .
    In the end, if business demands windows, the carriers will jump to attention. It's basic business sense that you go where the market is.

    I can remember when BlackBerry first came to the UK, there were carriers who didn't totally support it, however things changed dramatically when just one operator signed up and businesses jumped network providers. Suddenly all networks stood to attention and signed up else they wouldn't have business customers, which are carriers bread and pudding.

    Just my input.

    G.
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    11-22-2014 08:16 AM
  6. EBUK's Avatar
    As one of the comments points out, why would businesses want to go to Windows phone when Android / iOS can already connect to Exchange, and MS mobile apps which are better featured than those for WP are available, too?

    Where is the Windows Phone unique selling point for businesses?
    11-22-2014 08:59 AM
  7. HelloLudger's Avatar
    Device management using Active Directory.
    Maybe... That's something they always talk about on Windows Weekly.
    11-22-2014 09:10 AM
  8. theefman's Avatar
    I remember some analyst once said WP would capture 15% of the smartphone market by 2015, how has that turned out? Analysts are just paid guessers and the reality is normally far from their lofty predictions, but with the current pathetic market share of WP I think we can safety say he's wrong.

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    11-22-2014 09:12 AM
  9. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    I think with what windows 10 brings to the table, there is a good chance that market share will drastically improve. And with universal apps that means a business only has to write one app for desktop, tablet and phone with centralised configuration and compliance.

    G.
    11-22-2014 09:23 AM
  10. tgp's Avatar
    Device management using Active Directory.
    At work we were playing with Intune a little. Android is the dream device for that. Ironically, Android's openness can also be a strong point in security. It's very easy to micromanage.
    11-22-2014 09:39 AM
  11. aximtreo's Avatar
    The challenge to that concept is a new phone requires phone service. Unless MS gets into the carrier game they still need VZW/ATT/Sprint/TM et al.The ecosystem is more complex than a standalone PC which is still very useful without a network connection. . .
    I would think any company that is buying a new computer already has a wireless provider. I like the idea of including an entry level WP to computer purchases over $500. Offer them a phone for their present provider. Simple solution.

    The gray area to me is whether you include a phone on all PC's running WP8 or just the MS labeled computers. It would be good to see what comments come from this suggestion.
    11-22-2014 10:30 AM
  12. EBUK's Avatar
    what windows 10 brings to the table
    What does it bring to the table? It's not released yet!
    11-22-2014 11:18 AM
  13. link68759's Avatar
    At work we were playing with Intune a little. Android is the dream device for that. Ironically, Android's openness can also be a strong point in security. It's very easy to micromanage.

    Easy to micromanage != security.
    11-22-2014 11:33 AM
  14. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    What does it bring to the table? It's not released yet!
    I meant what it looks like it'll bring to the table. For example; the lockdown of Biz PC's to ONLY allow software from the Windows Store, or from internally-signed software to be installed. So people couldn't just for example download and install Google Chrome.
    With this alone would require most developers to code for Universal apps in the Windows Store. Thus more business application for the Windows Phone.

    G.
    11-22-2014 02:09 PM
  15. stephen_az's Avatar
    I remember some analyst once said WP would capture 15% of the smartphone market by 2015, how has that turned out? Analysts are just paid guessers and the reality is normally far from their lofty predictions, but with the current pathetic market share of WP I think we can safety say he's wrong.

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    Spoken like an analyst.....
    11-23-2014 12:13 AM
  16. ohgood's Avatar
    Interesting article I found on my local news site, The Register.
    Talking about businesses moving to Windows (Phone) for improved integration, which is vastly improved for Windows 10.

    Sounds promising!

    G.

    Article: Windows Phone will snatch biz No 2 spot from Android ? analyst ? The Register

    windows 10 will be released sometime summer of 2015. that's 4-8 months away. currently, the ios/android offerings are established, developed for, and USED daily. during the next 4-8 months, ios/android will continue to do so.


    if the developers, IT guys, and purchasing agents had all the IOS/ANDROID offerings revoked on w10 launch day, it would take months to change over to windows devices exclusively, develop apps, prove them, and begin deployment. given that, no, i don't believe 2015 will be "the year of windows phone" for business.
    there is also no incentive to drop their current apps/processes/development and begin new with windows. what would the incentive be exactly ? i'm not sure.
    11-23-2014 08:45 AM

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