Windows Phone 7.5 business features demo [video]

By Tom Warren, on 16th May 11 4:58 pm with 18 Comments

Microsoft revealed a number of new business and enterprise features for Windows Phone 7.5 on Monday.

The software giant demonstrated the features during the Tech-Ed 2011 North America keynote in Atlanta. Microsoft is promising the following improvements in “Mango” (Windows Phone 7.5):

  • 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.
  • Server search: Search your email server (e.g. Exchange Server) for older emails no longer stored on your phone, giving you ready access to all of your mail.
  • Lync: Lync Mobile brings the Lync experience to Windows Phone customers by delivering Unified Communications capabilities, including instant messaging and the ability to see the presence of your co-workers. The Lync app will be a free download from Windows Phone Marketplace and will be enabled with support from your business organization.
  • Security: Complex (alpha-numeric) password support
  • Rights management: Information Rights Management support for protecting e-mails and Office documents
  • Wireless improvements: Support for access to hidden corporate Wi-Fi networks

If you missed the Tech-Ed 2011 keynote then catch-up on the demo below.

  • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

     Mango is going to blow the doors off

    • rojo

      Agreed. I can’t wait to hear the consumer story and see some new hardware.  

    • rojo

      Agreed. I can’t wait to hear the consumer story and see some new hardware.  

    • Grannyville7989

      It was only suppose to blow the bloody doors off! 

    • http://www.andrew-stockdale.co.uk Andrew Stockdale

      I approve, sir. 

  • http://twitter.com/abhi1manyu Abhimanyu Jamwal

    loved it when he said, “its just a little bit of what we are doing for mango” 

    • http://twitter.com/gtroberts GTRoberts

      There is a Windows Phone presentation on May 24th… at this point in time, the *assumption* is MSFT will completely show off Mango.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitch-Foster/100000527225418 Mitch Foster

     They keep saying things like “This is only a little bit of what we can (will) do” with Mango.  So either this update is way bigger than any of us are expecting it to be, or they don’t understand whats leaks are :P

    And although leaks are only speculative, Microsoft is still making it seem as if we don’t even know half of what is going to be on the Mango date.  So hopefully when the 24th comes they will prove that Mango will be the update to completely catch up with the other OSes, and also make that push to put their technology on top. 

    Can’t wait!

    • BI1000

      agreed- but the fact that it is so big of an update leaves room for a lot of error- i honestly hope nothing goes wrong but the trend has no been well so far. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitch-Foster/100000527225418 Mitch Foster

       I was thinking the same thing as well, but one can only assume that after the atrocious attempt of an update that NoDo was (and is still occuring!!) that they are also investing in to some serious compatibility research and correction.  If not? Then I will be upset to have waited for the Trophy coming to Verizon, when I should have just waited for the holiday phone releases that have Mango preloaded :p

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitch-Foster/100000527225418 Mitch Foster

     They keep saying things like “This is only a little bit of what we can (will) do” with Mango.  So either this update is way bigger than any of us are expecting it to be, or they don’t understand whats leaks are :P

    And although leaks are only speculative, Microsoft is still making it seem as if we don’t even know half of what is going to be on the Mango date.  So hopefully when the 24th comes they will prove that Mango will be the update to completely catch up with the other OSes, and also make that push to put their technology on top. 

    Can’t wait!

  • Anonymous

    Would be awesome to get more types of wifi security profiles.   

  • Anonymous

    In addition to hidden SSID, I hope they support Cisco’s EAP Fast Enterprise Authentication. 

  • http://twitter.com/jimmyfal JImmy Fallon

    This is a big year. Apple has only recently begun concentrating on MacOs after letting the guard down to work on the pads and phones. Windows 7 was able to solidify in that time frame. Mango is going to be a HUGE catchup point, in the face of Iphone 5 being delayed and not coming out at all this fall.

    Windows 8 will be on my computer this fall as my main OS, I don’t care if it is beta.

    Microsoft is back in the game pure and simple and anyone calling for Ballmers head is just going to be barfing when his new nickname becomes the ”comeback kid”!

    Only hiccup here is the lack of the MS PAD, but honestly after traveling all winter long on business, and seeing first hand the struggles that people have getting actual work done on their Ipads compared to my laptop, I don’t care about the pad, it’s still just a glorified couch toy.

    Yup, I’m a fanboy, and it is a great time to be a fanboy! 

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/6IM_svY2wJ2Q5hXmC2.cC20jBjlHhZXm91evhR93#cf5a8 x I’m tc

      Agreed that MS does seem to be executing, but the assault on their core businesses is only just beginning.  Mobile is a sideshow for them.  Time to sell your MS stock…

      And no, Balmer must go.  MS should be leading, not playing catch-up.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/6IM_svY2wJ2Q5hXmC2.cC20jBjlHhZXm91evhR93#cf5a8 x I’m tc

      Agreed that MS does seem to be executing, but the assault on their core businesses is only just beginning.  Mobile is a sideshow for them.  Time to sell your MS stock…

      And no, Balmer must go.  MS should be leading, not playing catch-up.

  • Rebaf Flar

    I hope they open the tethering function

  • Hhhcce

    The statusbar on top no longer hides itself