Windows 10 on Mobile: 10 Things IT Admins Need to Know

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One Windows Store

Now that Windows 10 offers an OS for all devices, Microsoft can offer a single Windows store for all apps, whether they are in-house, third-party, or Win 32 applications. This is a great page stolen right out of the Apple playbook and will make companies with big deployments very excited. And as mentioned previously, the APIs and bulk provisioning capabilities mean that apps from the Windows Store can be seamlessly provisioned to thousands of users on any WIndows 10 device.  

Microsoft has yet to set a release date for Windows 10 on mobile. At the moment, the only phones it supports are Lumia smartphones and the HTC ones, although more devices will be supported soon.

Windows Phone market share is hovering at a lowly 3 percent, but hopes for Windows 10 on mobile are high. According to CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft's "big mistake" was to focus on the PC as the perpetual hub for everything. As a result, the company was slow to recognize the importance of mobile devices, and this opened up the fast-track to obsolescence.

Now, Microsoft has learned from its mistakes. It is funneling significant resources into creating a robust and user-friendly mobile platform. However, Nadella said that focusing entirely on mobile would mean making the same mistake Microsoft made before. Microsoft is still a major player on PCs and hopes that Windows 10 on desktop will hit one billion computers. With the latest version of Windows, the focus is on interoperability and unification. This strategy recognizes that the future may not be so much about one dominant computing platform as it is about constant switching back-and-forth between multiple devices. In the land of VoIP, this would have been called "call continuity." In this new evolving realm, it will be more like "endpoint continuity" across devices.

Windows 10 comes with a number of benefits that will enable enterprises to seamlessly manage smartphones, tablets, PCs and other devices. Jim Kanir, CRO of Vox Mobile, has identified 10 things IT admins need to know about Windows 10 for mobile.


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