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.