Today I would like to write a small summary about “Microsoft’s Ecosystem” Win 8 / RT / Windows Phone.
Let’s start with a small overview of “Windows 8 Platform and Tools”.
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If you develop Metro style Apps, they’ll run on every Windows 8 Desktop and on every Windows RT tablet. This means you have to develop just one app which run on two systems.
Is it possible to run the Metro style Apps also on a Windows Phone Device without any changes?
The answer is No.
Although namspaces and functionality are nearly the same. You can import your code into the Windows Phone SDK, after some changes to the UI the App will run on your Windows Phone. Thank you shared native API
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I think after investing some time into the architecture of your app, it will be very simple to move a Metro style App to a Windows Phone 8. As I know the Windows Phone SDK will be released in August, latest.
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Native Code sounds good, porting apps between iOS/Android sounds also good. Let’s wait for the release day und try it out.
What could be a „Windows 8 Mobility Plattform“?
I think the “Windows 8 Mobility Plattform” could be a combination or a set of different Microsoft products.
Devices are Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone, to manage these devices the solution could be Microsofts System Center „On-Premise“ and the cloud solution (SaS) Windows Intune.
Let’s talk about “APP Secruity” and Enterprise Features Windows RT / Windows Phone 8
Here’s the feature List:
- Device encryption: To help keep everything from documents to passwords safe, Windows Phone 8 includes built-in technology to encrypt the entire device, including the operating system and data files.
- Better security: Windows Phone 8 supports the United Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) secure boot protocol and features improved app “sandboxing,” so the phone is better protected from malware with multiple layers of security.
- Remote management: With Windows Phone 8, IT departments can manage apps and phones remotely, with tools similar to ones they now employ for Windows PCs.
- Company Hub and apps: Companies can create their own Windows Phone 8 Hub for custom employee apps and other critical business info.
Now let’s have a look at a slide-set of TechEd 2012:
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I think the Windows Phone 8 is not only an end-consumer device. After implementing these security “options” i think Windows Phone 8 “goes business“!
In my next post I’ll write about “Windows Phone 8 device and app management”
and “Windows Phone 8 Security deep dive”.
So stay tuned.
I think with Windows 8 / Windows RT / Windows Phone 8 Microsoft releses a very new and innovative set of products.
Windows Phone Summit (http://channel9 NULL.msdn NULL.com/Events/Windows-Phone/Summit)
TechEd 2012 (http://channel9 NULL.msdn NULL.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2012)