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Showing posts from January 8, 2012

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...

DLNA: Time To Shape Up

One of the more common accessories appearing for mobile phones and tablets today is an HDMI accessory.

After all, with the capability of recording and playing back HD content, added to the number of options for buying HD movie content on device, it's not surprising that we're all keen to watch on the big screen whenever possible.

Look at the number of devices which can handle media content - Personal NAS, games consoles, cameras, etc. - and the cable suddenly looks like a very sloppy solution.

This is where the Digital Living Network Alliance comes in. This group owns the self titled standard which is supposed to allow all these pieces of technology to talk to each other seamlessly.

Shame then that it doesn't work.

Not that it can't do. Apple has proven that at least they can get their devices to use a wireless standard that talks to TVs (via Apple TV), other (Apple) devices and all manner of speaker/home stereo systems through AirPlay.

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