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#1 George P

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 18:57

Microsoft today made a major announcement regarding Windows Phone 8 support lifecycle in order to push the devices to enterprise users.

 

Microsoft is increasing the length of the support lifecycle from 18 months to 36 months. So, beginning with Windows Phone 8 Microsoft will make updates, including security updates, available for 36 months. But usual conditions about operator support, etc, apply.

 

"These updates will be incremental, with each update built on the update that preceded it.  The mobile operator or phone manufacturer may control the distribution of these incremental updates and update availability may also vary by country, region, and device hardware capabilities."

 

http://blogs.windows...r-business.aspx

 

Sounds great for those like me who have a unlocked WP8 device.




#2 HawkMan

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 19:00

wow, that's nice, guess we'll never see another HTC phone with WP8 now, not that it's a big loss ;)



#3 TPreston

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 19:03

You know what would also help to push WP to enterprise users ? SODDING VPN OR DIRECTACCRSS SUPPORT SOMETIME THIS DECADE!

 

Jeez its about damn time!



#4 StandingInAlley

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 19:06

^ That has been announced for early 2014 :)



#5 +scumdogmillionaire

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 19:07

They actually did announce VPN with the "Enterprise Feature Pack" coming first half 2014



#6 jakem1

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 19:08

 

You know what would also help to push WP to enterprise users ? SODDING VPN OR DIRECTACCRSS SUPPORT SOMETIME THIS DECADE!
 
Jeez its about damn time!

 

http://wmpoweruser.c...t-half-of-2014/

I hope this will finally shut you up :p

#7 OP George P

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 19:47

They call it a feature pack update but I bet it's a new OS version update, probably after WP8.1?  It has to be after since we know GDR2 and GDR3 aren't going to add those options.   And if it was going to be part of 8.1 then they could've just said with v8.1 and not call it a "feature pack".   I'm thinking like. 8.11.