Microsoft’s imposing array of cloud services and server tools are an area that they have very little competition. The promise of integration of those tools and services into Windows Phone 7 are a major topic of interest for many in the tech industry.
At the Microsoft Management Summit this week, a beta of System Center Configuration Manager 2010 (SCCM) was announced. SCCM is a tool for managing servers, workstations, and mobile devices in an enterprise environment. Microsoft introduced the ability for SCCM to handle management of multiple mobile platforms including Windows Phone 7, iPhone/iPad, and Android.
Our hope is that Microsoft will continue to integrate their tools and services into Windows Phone, positioning it as the premier option for IT shops to manage mobile devices.