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20 Windows Phone apps for business

20 Windows Phone apps for business | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Natasha Lomas of Silicon.com has taken a look at Marketplace's wares and rounded up 20 business-friendly apps from Microsoft's Windows Phone smartphone platform.

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10 Best Windows Phone Apps for Staying Productive

10 Best Windows Phone Apps for Staying Productive | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Here are the coolest Windows Phone apps we could find for business-related tasks such as scanning documents, backing up files to the cloud and analyzing Web traffic.

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Rumor: Instagram may hit Windows Phone 7 before it reaches Android

Rumor: Instagram may hit Windows Phone 7 before it reaches Android | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Instagram is rumoured to be close to launching for Windows Phone 7, after sources told FastCompany that an app for the hugely popular photo sharing service may even be finished for the Microsoft operating system ahead of its planned arrival on Android.

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Why Windows Phones Are the Most Exciting Handsets at CES

Why Windows Phones Are the Most Exciting Handsets at CES | Microsoft | Scoop.it

There’s a curious thing happening in the smartphone space at this year’s CES. Two Windows Phone devices — the HTC Titan II and the Nokia Lumia 900 — are the most hyped, talked-about phones at the show. Yeah, that’s right: Windows Phones.

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Windows Phone Marketplace reaches 50,000 apps

Windows Phone Marketplace reaches 50,000 apps | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace has now reached 50,000 applications. The Marketplace has grown by 10,000 applications in just over a month.

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Study shows surprisingly positive social media sentiment for new WP7 handsets

Study shows surprisingly positive social media sentiment for new WP7 handsets | Microsoft | Scoop.it

According to a new study executed by BrandWatch, the sentiment surrounding several new Windows Phone handsets is more positive than we might have anticipated.

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Windows Phone Marketplace passes 45,000 apps as Apple announces 500,000 for iOS

Windows Phone Marketplace passes 45,000 apps as Apple announces 500,000 for iOS | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace has now reached 45,000 applications. The Marketplace has grown by 5,000 applications in under a month.

Microsoft previously reached 40,000 apps in mid-November.

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10 meter Windows Phone erected in Paris

10 meter Windows Phone erected in Paris | Microsoft | Scoop.it

We previously touched on Paris being the next location where a giant Windows Phone is to be constructed, just like the event in New York last month.

Today, we've got an idea of what the setup looks like. In the photo above we can clearly see the erected display (behind a tree) with what appear to be demo stands situated just in front.

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Spike in Windows Phone 7 Facebook usage could indicate strong holiday sales

Spike in Windows Phone 7 Facebook usage could indicate strong holiday sales | Microsoft | Scoop.it

 

A sharp spike in Windows Phone 7 Facebook application usage appears to indicate that Windows Phone is selling better this holiday season.

 

The number of monthly active users of Microsoft’s Windows Phone Facebook application has increased by 100,000 in two weeks.

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Newly scouted Windows Phone build points to a Tango future

Newly scouted Windows Phone build points to a Tango future | Microsoft | Scoop.it

We have known for some time that Tango, the codename of a Windows Phone build that is set to land between Mango and Apollo (Windows Phone 8), is real.

However, until now, we have had scant hard evidence of it outside of the occasional leak and rumor.

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Microsoft rolling out Windows Phone update to fix Exchange and Voicemail bugs

Microsoft rolling out Windows Phone update to fix Exchange and Voicemail bugs | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft has started distributing a new operating system update for Windows Phone 7.5. The update brings the operating system version up to 7.10.7740.16 and appears to be available for a variety of devices.

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10 small but impressive ways Mango improves the WP7 experience

10 small but impressive ways Mango improves the WP7 experience | Microsoft | Scoop.it

 

 

Mango’s biggest changes have grabbed most of the headlines, but WP7 users will appreciate the small improvements, too.

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Could and should Microsoft change the heart of Windows Phone?

Could and should Microsoft change the heart of Windows Phone? | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Could and should Microsoft replace the Windows Embedded Compact kernel in Windows Phone with the MinWin/NT kernel?

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Why Windows Phone 7 isn't quite ready for business

Why Windows Phone 7 isn't quite ready for business | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Paul Ockenden still has reservations about Windows Phone as an enterprise platform, even after the Mango update.

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Windows Phone to beat iPhone, become number 2 smartphone platform, says analyst

Windows Phone to beat iPhone, become number 2 smartphone platform, says analyst | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Windows Phone may today have less than a two percent market share, but analysts at IHS say it will knock the iPhone from its number two perch in smartphones by 2015.

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Skype for Windows Phone is coming soon

Skype for Windows Phone is coming soon | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft's Windows Phone Skype app appears to be nearing release. Skype's VP of products, Rick Osterloh, revealed that Microsoft's Skype division is "working on a Windows Phone product that will be coming out soon," during an interview at CES 2012.

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5 Reasons Why Microsoft's Windows Phone Will Make A Big Splash In The Smartphone Market

5 Reasons Why Microsoft's Windows Phone Will Make A Big Splash In The Smartphone Market | Microsoft | Scoop.it

 

Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system offers consumers something totally unique. Expect it to turn heads in 2012.

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11 Reasons Why Windows Phone will Overtake Android in next 3 Years

11 Reasons Why Windows Phone will Overtake Android in next 3 Years | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Please hold your skepticism, keep an open mind, go through the following point and only then pass a judgment on my prediction that “3 years down Windows Phone would have overtaken Android” says Udayan Banerjee (CTO at NIIT Technologies Ltd).

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Got Android malware? Microsoft wants to give you a free Windows Phone

Got Android malware? Microsoft wants to give you a free Windows Phone | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Are you an Android user? Have you dealt with any sort of malware or infection of your handset due to something you downloaded from its app store, or snagged off the Internet?

If so, Microsoft may have something for you. If you can tell your story in a humorous fashion, you might be able to score one of the company’s Windows Phone handsets.

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Microsoft Lync mobile clients for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone ready to roll

Microsoft Lync mobile clients for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone ready to roll | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft looks to be ready to roll out its Lync unified communications client for Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, Symbian and the iPad on December 12.

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Microsoft Lync coming to iOS, Android as Office 365 expands

Microsoft Lync coming to iOS, Android as Office 365 expands | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft is getting ready for the debut of the first mobile apps for its Lync communications service -- including versions for Android, Windows Phone, iPad and iPhone -- judging from various clues that have been surfacing online.

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Windows Phone 7.5: Microsoft’s Overachieving Underdog

Windows Phone 7.5: Microsoft’s Overachieving Underdog | Microsoft | Scoop.it

The new update to this inventive mobile operating system is a real alternative to the iPhone and Android.

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Rumored Amazon smartphone to run Windows Phone?

Rumored Amazon smartphone to run Windows Phone? | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Amazon’s rumored new smartphone could run the Windows Phone operating system, according to reports. Amazon is reportedly preparing a 4-inch touch screen device, equipped with an 8-megapixel camera and a Qualcomm chipset.

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Windows Phone Mango: 10 New Apps You Must Check Out

Windows Phone Mango: 10 New Apps You Must Check Out | Microsoft | Scoop.it

It’s never easy being a third-party app developer. Besides needing a great app idea, you must master your platform’s SDK, and then work hard to make sure your app has visibility in whatever platform ecosystem you’ve chosen to infiltrate.

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Microsoft: Where's your $199 Windows Tablet?

Microsoft: Where's your $199 Windows Tablet? | Microsoft | Scoop.it

A tablet computer combining Windows Phone Mango OS and cloud computing could be a mobile monster.

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