Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 13th Dec 2010 23:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's hard to predict the future because we humans prefer to think in terms of familiar paradigms. Even the most brilliant of our species are subject to this flaw. Now, Microsoft faces its turn. The owner of the operating system that likely runs your personal computer, the company that achieved monopoly with Windows and ducked the Department of Justice's scythe to keep it, faces a midlife crisis as the world goes gaga over portable consumer devices. This is the story of what's happening to Microsoft in the handheld operating system markets -- and how it parallels the earlier, similar journeys of IBM Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. Can Microsoft achieve dominance on mobile devices?
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RE[4]: Ummmmm....
by nt_jerkface on Tue 14th Dec 2010 08:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ummmmm...."
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

No reason you are giving is big enough to explain why WP7 will make it to 15%. 5 % is being kind even with the enterprise support behind it.


I said more likely to get to 15%.

This is why:
WP7 handsets will sync with Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2010 and the current version of Exchange Online; later, syncing with Exchange Online 2010 and SharePoint Online 2010 will be added.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/08/microsoft_wp7/

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RE[5]: Ummmmm....
by oiaohm on Tue 14th Dec 2010 08:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Ummmmm...."
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

"No reason you are giving is big enough to explain why WP7 will make it to 15%. 5 % is being kind even with the enterprise support behind it.


I said more likely to get to 15%.

This is why:
WP7 handsets will sync with Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2010 and the current version of Exchange Online; later, syncing with Exchange Online 2010 and SharePoint Online 2010 will be added.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/08/microsoft_wp7/
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Worthless statement all that is a zero advantage. Android due to MS deal with google has that complete list as well. That is nothing more than keeping up with competition. In fact android has Sharepoint 2010 syncing many ways already. http://www.sharepointreviews.com/component/jreviews/tag/workswith/A...

My 5 percent statement still stands as best possible outcome. There is no special feature advantage to give WP7 even that. Your 15 percent idea has nothing behind it and its basically dreaming in the current highly competitive market.

Try again. When you can come up with a feature that android cannot offer now that WP7 has or will have maybe 10 percent stands a chance.

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