Why Windows Phone 7 Is Great for Business & Why It's Not #wp7 #android #iphone #webos
I was just reading an article on Windows Phone 7 for business. I thought I'd quickly post my "why its hot/why its not" from my point of view. I won't be long winded.
What Is Already Great for Business:
-The perfect blend of business and personal life: Your exchange and gmail accounts handled superbly
-Built in Outlook client is very nice. (supports multiple Exchange, gmail,hotmail, etc accounts)
-The Facebook contact integration is just incredible.
-Sharepoint Integration Is Cool: It's sync'd so you can search your Sharepoint 2010 list even offline.
-Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote: View and Edit these documents, Sync to Sharepoint 2010
-OneNote Sync'd Everywhere via Skydrive (very practical cloud senario at zero cost for tiny SMB)
-Dynamics CRM Client (by CWR : goto minute 23)
-IP Camera Viewer for Wp7 is great for monitoring your workplace IP ams (and its free!)
What Needs to Be Improved:
-Office Documents ALL need to sync to Skydrive (Like OneNote currently does to skydrive and all office does to sharepoint 2010)
-There needs to be a Lync 2010 client for Windows Phone 7
-Built-In RDP client (for all the geeks out there)
-True VOIP/softphones Apps (skype/SIP/IM) (requires sockets access not yet available)
-The ability to access hardware more directly to drive augmented reality apps
-Ability to get corporate apps on the device without going through the marketplace
-A lot of the more specialized industry apps only to be found on iphone, android and windowsmobile.
Microsoft Powerpoint About Why WP7 for Business:
My Article on Pros and Cons of Windows Phone: