I have been honored again to be given the chance to present at Techdays.ca for the third time. Every year I have covered Windows Phone from the IT Pro point of view and this year’s presentation, The Consumerization of IT: Windows Phone in the Workplace, takes Microsoft’s mobile offering to the next level of secure and manageable deployment. A great deal of new functionality has now been made available with the launch of the “Mango” upgrade for Windows Phone and has application developers buzzing. The opportunities to develop new and innovative solutions from within the Windows Phone OS since the Mango update has increased interest amidst the developer community in the platform which is evident by the standing room only Windows Phone developer sessions at Techdays.
With that being said, interest has also increased within the IT community around deploying Windows Phone within enterprise after a chain of events surrounding the current dominating mobile offering in business faltered severely and made IT departments wary of its consistency to deliver voice and data connectivity. Couple that with the emergence of the rapidly growing trend of Consumerization of IT and now I too have a standing room only session on my hands with IT teams interested in learning how to securely deploy and manage Windows Phone within their respected organizations.
I invite those attending Techdays.ca to attend my session as I perform a live aggregation of Windows Phone and Office 365 showcasing the power of manageability and security which can be enabled from Microsoft Exchange itself. To add, here is a listing of Windows Phone deployment and security documentation provided by Microsoft which detail and address deployment and security concerns:
Windows Phone 7 Deployment Guide:
Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” Deployment Guide:
I look forward to seeing you all there and continuing on the conversation as to how Windows Phone could enhance your organization’s mobile offering.