WP7: No Use For Enterprise

That's right, good as Windows Phone 7.5 is in many areas it's of no use to most enterprise customers. And if you're buying one in the expectation that you'll be able to use it on your company's mobile email platform you might be in for a surprise too.

Mango added support for additional EAS security profiles - the tools that your email administrator uses to ensure that your email doesn't end up in the wrong hands if you lose your device. Problem is that Microsoft missed out the most important - device encryption.

I know of no Exchange administrator in their right mind who would allow this policy to be bypassed (rightly or wrongly) which means that, for the moment at least, the enterprise market is shut off to Microsoft.

Irony of ironies, Nokia won't be able to sell its new Lumia devices to Enterprises, but it's ageing and disowned Symbian handsets will work just fine...


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