At the TechEd developer conference, Microsoft outlined the WP7 strategy for its most natural market, the mobile enterprise. As noted in this report on The Register, for security, WP7 will not support IPSEC virtual private networks, as Windows Mobile 6 does, but will use passwords, PIN numbers, remote wiping and other techniques.
“Meanwhile, Microsoft executives told TechEd developers that the firm was not neglecting its traditional business market, despite its focus in recent events on the consumer and multimedia attributes of WP7. It will build a new Office Hub into the platform, which will provide an integrated location for all the user’s documents, including those created with OneNote, Excel, Word and Powerpoint. This will be a default feature in all WP7 devices and will integrate with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server.
“Initially, 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. According to ZDnet.com, another future update will be secure connectivity for Communications Online and other Microsoft BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite) applications.”