Windows Phone 8 complements Microsoft Office to deliver a highly productive business tool. The core platform delivers an integrated experience across all of its built-in applications, with almost seamless integration now available to third party applications. Devices and applications can be deployed and managed by enterprises. I’ll discuss some of the features that make Windows Phone a compelling choice for enterprise and application developers. One of the most distinguishing features of the Windows 8 platform is Live Tiles. Introduced back in 2010 with the release of Windows Phone, the concept of tiles that represent more than simply a link to an application is one that now permeates across Windows Phone, Windows 8 and even Xbox. Rather than users having to launch an application to check for updates, Live Tiles enable the application to expose relevant information via the Start screen. Other platforms allow for simple notification mechanisms--the number of unread or unprocessed items--via an actual notification dialog to alert the user. Live Tiles give applications a much richer interface to expose this information, with the ability to customize image and content attributes.
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