Windows Phone 7 Enterprise Deployments Picking Up Steam

Even though Microsoft’s ultimate target for Windows Phone 7 Platform is consumers, enterprise customers are extremely important for a successful platform. Microsoft had several features like Zune,Xbox,Social integration for the consumers to enjoy the devices. Enterprise customers can also enjoy these services but added to that is the built in “crown jewel of WP7” Office and Sharepoint integration. Microsoft has also promised several WP7 enterprise apps like Dynamics CRM, Lync, etc, next year. Last month Dell announced Venue Pro for its thousands of Employees, its not the only company to adopt WP7. Below are some of the other WP7 enterprise deployments.

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Denise Schuster, senior vice president of technology innovations at the Tribune Company uses Windows Phone 7 so she no longer has to choose between a mobile phone with business functions like e-mail and calendar capabilities and one with consumer features like a camera, texting, or an intuitive, fun-to-use interface. Schuster saves work with Windows Phone 7 features that she can manage her Microsoft Outlook calendar and e-mail functions from her phone.

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Auto insurance provider GEICO provides coverage to more than ten million people in the United States and uses Windows Phone 7 to connect with them.
GEICO created a mobile application called GloveBox that customers can use to pay bills, obtain policy ID information, and receive helpful advice in tough situations such as changing a flat tire. GEICO also supports Windows Phone 7 as a corporate phone.

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You can find more about these at Microsoft Showcase and Case Studies website.

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