Whether you’re targeting Mobile Line of Business apps for the Enterprise or B2C apps for consumers, ensuring that sensitive data is encrypted is a must.  These days, I can’t have a serious discussion with a CIO unless I can assure her that my mobile device can protect data-in-transit and data-at-rest.  You already know that Windows Phone 7 secures data-in-transit via SSL whether you’re using Internet Explorer or calling a Web Service from a Silverlight app.  What you may not know is how it covers the other bases.  A quick look over at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff402533(v=VS.92).aspx lists the following cryptographic algorithms supported by Windows Phone OS 7.0: AES HMACSHA1 HMACSHA256 Rfc2898DeriveBytes SHA1 SHA256 I

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Whether you’re targeting Mobile Line of Business apps for the Enterprise or B2C apps for consumers, ensuring that sensitive data is encrypted is a must.  These days, I can’t have a serious discussion with a CIO unless I can assure her that my mobile device can protect data-in-transit and data-at-rest.  You already know that Windows Phone 7 secures data-in-transit via SSL whether you’re using Internet Explorer or calling a Web Service from a Silverlight app.  What you may not know is how it covers the other bases.  A quick look over at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff402533(v=VS.92).aspx lists the following cryptographic algorithms supported by Windows Phone OS 7.0: AES HMACSHA1 HMACSHA256 Rfc2898DeriveBytes SHA1 SHA256 I

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The home screen, or Start, on Windows® Phone 7 Series can be customized with “live tiles” that show the latest updates from the Web directly to customers. For example, create a “live tile” of a friend and gain a readable, up-to-date view of that person’s latest pictures and posts, just by glancing at Start. The People Hub is communication central, where customers can see all relevant content associated with a contact, including live feeds from social networks and photos. It also provides a single place from which customers can post updates to Facebook and Windows Live in one step. The Pictures Hub brings together photos from the phone, the PC and

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The home screen, or Start, on Windows® Phone 7 Series can be customized with “live tiles” that show the latest updates from the Web directly to customers. For example, create a “live tile” of a friend and gain a readable, up-to-date view of that person’s latest pictures and posts, just by glancing at Start. The People Hub is communication central, where customers can see all relevant content associated with a contact, including live feeds from social networks and photos. It also provides a single place from which customers can post updates to Facebook and Windows Live in one step. The Pictures Hub brings together photos from the phone, the PC and

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After all the logical diagrams of Microsoft MEAP and spelling out how it meets Gartner’s critical capabilities, I thought I’d show you a picture that provides a more concrete view of what our MEAP offering looks like. Hopefully, this will better crystallize how Microsoft lines up with those critical capabilities and how our reusable mobile application platform plugs into a customer’s enterprise. I think we have a great story here that shows customers how we can save them money on a platform that: 1. Works the same across laptops, tablets, Netbooks and phones. 2. Gives them reusable mobile middleware that can support multiple simultaneous applications rather than needing something different for

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After all the logical diagrams of Microsoft MEAP and spelling out how it meets Gartner’s critical capabilities, I thought I’d show you a picture that provides a more concrete view of what our MEAP offering looks like. Hopefully, this will better crystallize how Microsoft lines up with those critical capabilities and how our reusable mobile application platform plugs into a customer’s enterprise. I think we have a great story here that shows customers how we can save them money on a platform that: 1. Works the same across laptops, tablets, Netbooks and phones. 2. Gives them reusable mobile middleware that can support multiple simultaneous applications rather than needing something different for

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