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More WP 7.5 features: Lync, Threaded and pinned email

We're digging this pattern of leak on Sunday, more news on Monday thing, in regarding our super-massive Windows Phone 7.5/'Mango' update coming this fall.

As if yesterday's news wasn't enough, yes there's more as revealed today by the Windows Phone Blog called "Productivity takes a big step forward in Mango". The post highlights a few new business/corporate features that will sure make users even more happy, including:

  • Pinnable email folders: Pin a folder to the start screen for quick access. This could be an email folder for a specific project, from a specific group or person (like your boss), or an RSS feed you’ve set up in Outlook.
  • Conversation view in email: Emails in your inbox are organized by conversation, bringing replies to a thread into a consolidated view so it’s faster and easier to stay on top of the conversation.
  • Server search: Search your email server (e.g. Exchange Server) for older emails no longer stored on your phone, giving you ready access to all of your mail.
  • Lync: Lync Mobile brings the Lync experience to Windows Phone customers by delivering Unified Communications capabilities, including instant messaging and the ability to see the presence of your co-workers. The Lync app will be a free download from Windows Phone Marketplace and will be enabled with support from your business organization.
  • Complex (alpha-numeric) password support
  • Information Rights Management
  • Support for access to hidden corporate Wi-Fi networks

And guess what? They're still not done with all the new features in WP7.5, meaning we can expect further info coming in the next few months. Plus we're getting a "VIP early look" at Mango next week, with hopefully some hands on...

Source: Windows Phone Blog

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More WP 7.5 features: Lync, Threaded and pinned email

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I've been thinking about this too. COnsidering NoDo took a half hour and this is like 8x as big as NoDo in terms of improvements.

I actually don't expect it to take too much longer than NoDo. I currently have about 6 GB of my storage in use. By comparison, my phone's ROM is only 1/2 GB. For all three of the updates so far, I noticed the update process spent most of its time dealing with my data, and very little time transferring the update itself and rebooting the device.

any idea about supporting EAP-TLS for connecting to secure wifi networks? my workplace uses this method but its unsupported by wp7 so i can't connect.

Are those really "Enterprise" features ? What about the real enterprise features like EAS policies ? What about constrained remote wipe ?

Information Rights Management aren't Enterprise? Hidden WiFi networks? Lync?What the **** are those, consumer features? Yeah, I think these are pretty much in the enterprise/IT area of things.As far as "what about EAP-TLS"..how many times do we have to say "there's more to come" before you folks stop asking? Mango isn't out for another 6 months--chill and wait for the news to come out.

"As far as "what about EAP-TLS"..how many times do we have to say "there's more to come" before you folks stop asking?"wow, didn't realize asking questions was so looked down upon here. maybe you should just disable the comments if you don't like what people write.

"Support for access to hidden corporate Wi-Fi networks"Does this mean that I will be able to connect to Wi-Fi networks that don't broadcast their SSID? That would be AWESOME!

Oh very nice. Dangit. The more I hear the more I'm worried the hype is going to tire us all out if ATT et al are going to take Microsoft Ready Date + 3 months to roll it out. We're probably looking at Q4 thanks to those nuts.

-2And what about Exchange access for non custom SSL ports? You cannot use anything from above with a Windows Phone 7 if you use a SSL port different than 443. But you can access Exchange form an Iphone, Symbian or Android in that scenario. Pathetic.