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Microsoft clarifies, new enterprise pack coming to all Windows Phone 8 devices with ‘spring update’

Microsoft clarifies, new enterprise pack coming to all Windows Phone 8 devices with ‘spring update’

Daniel Rubino 114

Last year, Microsoft announced a forthcoming update for Windows Phone dubbed ‘enterprise pack’. The move was to further lure companies to adopt Windows Phone en masse, something many have been reluctant to do due to the lack of core features like VPN. Today in Barcelona, Microsoft referred to this ‘feature pack’ in clarification to the press. All of those enterprise features, including...

Nokia teams up with Wortmann AG in Germany to boost its share of the B2B market

Nokia teams up with Wortmann AG in Germany to boost its share of the B2B market

Rich Edmonds 11

Nokia and Wortmann AG today announced a new partnership for Nokia smartphones in the B2B market. Wortmann AG is a Microsoft distributor in Germany and is expected to utilise its previous experience to work wonders with Nokia hardware for businesses. The Nokia Lumia 1520 will join the Lumia 1020 and other Windows Phones to expand on Wortmann's IT solutions.  The tenth Wortmann AG road...

Sony currently in talks to sell off its PC division - various options are on the table

Sony currently in talks to sell off its PC division - various options are on the table

Michael Archambault 127

Are you enjoying one of Sony’s VAIO Windows PCs (such as the Sony Duo we just reviewed)? If so, you may be in for a bit of surprise when you hear that the company is possibly planning to sell off its PC division. Sony’s PC line has performed poorly for the company, especially when compared to their gaming and home entertainment division. According to reports from, Nikkei, the Sony...

Nokia kicks off #LumiaBizTrial, offering free Windows Phones for UK businesses to trial

Nokia kicks off #LumiaBizTrial, offering free Windows Phones for UK businesses to trial

Rich Edmonds 10

Nokia today announced #LumiaBizTrial, a campaign offering businesses within the UK the opportunity to trial Lumia Windows Phones for free. Businesses that enter the programme will be provided with Nokia Lumia 925, Lumia 625 and Lumia 520 units to demonstrate how Nokia and Microsoft technologies can compliment other systems already utilised by employees. A "highly personalised service...

BlackBerry CEO confirms BlackBerry Enterprise Server support coming to Windows Phone

BlackBerry CEO confirms BlackBerry Enterprise Server support coming to Windows Phone

Daniel Rubino 62

In an exclusive interview with our sister site CrackBerry.com, the new CEO of BlackBerry John Chen confirms that BlackBerry Enterprise Server support is headed to Windows Phone. No ETA for the popular backend service was mentioned, but Windows Phone, like Android and iOS are certainly on their radar. Considered middleware, BlackBerry Enterprise Service (or just BES), is an industry...

HP introduces new business machines to the Consumer Electronics Show

HP introduces new business machines to the Consumer Electronics Show

Michael Archambault 11

The Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas usually makes way for a plethora of, well, consumer electronics. Hewlett Packard has decided to go the other route this year and rolled out a new collection of business machines; the company doesn't have the largest market share when it comes to the enterprise world, but their latest collection of machines from the company is promising to excite...

European Commision throws out Cisco's complaint against Microsoft's Skype acquisition

European Commision throws out Cisco's complaint against Microsoft's Skype acquisition

Michael Archambault 40

Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype may be seen as a positive move by many users within the ecosystem, as it brings modern communication to Windows, Xbox, and Windows Phone, but not everyone is keen to the idea. Cisco recently challenged Microsoft’s takeover of Skype Technologies. The challenge though, has been thrown out of the European General Court. In 2011 the European Commission...

Consultant firm Wapple spots substantial Windows growth, ramps up developer resources

Consultant firm Wapple spots substantial Windows growth, ramps up developer resources

Rich Edmonds 22

Wapple (www.wapple.net) is a mobile and cross-screen marketing company providing design, device delivery technology and consultation to worldwide clients. The company is looking to address the "rapidly expanding Windows Phone and tablet consumer base" by ramping up resources to increase support for businesses, delivering apps to both Windows Phones and tablets. Announced in a press...

Need a hotspot? iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8 allows business users to connect

Need a hotspot? iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8 allows business users to connect

Sam Sabri 36

If you find yourself in a 9-5 that requires you to don a business suit daily, you might be pretty excited that iPass Open Mobile is now available for Windows Phone. This is an app that helps enterprise customers connect to over 1.4 million hotspots at various locations. Details on the app after the break. First off, your company is going to need to be a customer of iPass (https://www....

Yammer updated on Windows Phone. Brings new inbox with easy filters for read and unread messages

Yammer updated on Windows Phone. Brings new inbox with easy filters for read and unread messages

Sam Sabri 6

Yammer is Microsoft’s social network for enterprise and a place where companies can let their employees get their Facebook-fix, but in a manner that benefits the company. The company was acquired by Microsoft in 2012, and it’s one of the leading enterprise social networks with a fairly lucrative freemium model. The Yammer Windows Phone app has slowly been getting better with each update...