{Windows 10 special} Why Windows 10 is a needed gem for a mobile application developer?

Windows 10 was recently launched by Microsoft. It brings some of the best features available for user interface, security, browser, design, etc. Another perspective I gave a look was how Windows 10 platform brings to the table for an Application developer in ever increasing mobile app world.

Here are 2 main reasons Windows 10 is a needed gem for a mobile application developer:

· Universal Apps:

Universal sums up this feature particularly, Microsoft is having a great intention across all products, to streamline the app development for desktop, phones and tablets. This apps can work across the types of devices.

This helps an application developer by giving more support for not putting design time of streamlining apps across and focus more on functionality.

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· Portability for Android and IOS based devices:

Microsoft has announced new toolkit which will support better portability for across the stack of Android and IOS devices, this is a welcome move as it means again the application developer can spend time on functionality and user experience, not on designing interoperability across devices.

It helps in managing better ALM for a company’s mobile strategy.

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Hope it helps and Happy Windows 10 experience!

Note: This mini-series is done as part of Windows 10 Tweetathon organised by Microsoft India MVP community.

{Windows 10 special} 3 key features for security on Windows 10 which are great for end users

Windows 10 is launched recently and I have seen tons of content on the visual side of the offering. However, Windows 10 team has not only worked on visual experience and usability features. They have also taken care of Security enhancements which makes a lot of strides.

· Separation of Corporate and Personal data: Rules provisioned by IT administrators will deem data such as email, internal websites, applications etc, as corporate bound and Windows 10 will control access as set by IT administrators without user intervention.

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· Encryption abilities for Phone and desktop: The encryption provided by the IT administrators will not only last for desktop along, it can also be configured for phone. This is a great improvement considering the increasing usage of mobile devices in companies now.

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· Biometric authentication: This is not a new feature with OS nowadays and has been around for a while now, it will come packaged natively in Windows 10 without the need to install third party software.

This blog just covers some of the improvements with Windows 10 security features and improvements.

Hope it helps and Happy Windows 10 experience!

Note: This mini-series is done as part of Windows 10 Tweetathon organised by Microsoft India MVP community.

{Windows 10 special}Top 5 features CRM end users can benefit by using Windows 10

Windows 10 was launched recently by Microsoft and today I am publishing a series of blogs on Windows 10 features that can benefit the CRM end users:

1. Improved Start Menu: The first thing you notice when you launch Windows 10 is the improved start menu experience. I have seen the users working on Windows 8 tablets and wanting an improved start menu. Windows 10 comes to the rescue:

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2. Edge browser: Officially Edge browser support is still awaited for most CRM versions. The updated news is here:

https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/dynamicscrmsupportblog/archive/2015/07/10/dynamics-crm-support-with-windows-10-edge-browser-and-office-2016

I had given a run on the experience in an earlier blog:

https://dynamicsofdynamicscrm.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/experiencemicrosoft-edgewindows-10-and-crm-2015-update-1/

By doing this, I came to terms that Edge browser is definitely a notch faster than other ones out there.

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3. Windows 10 tablet mode: This is a great user experience for ERP or multinational users. As soon as imply detach the keyboard and the desktop prepares itself for touch, the Start menu becomes the Start screen, and apps appear full screen, too. This opens a lot of opportunities for doing great user experiences with CRM where the apps can be using this combination mode to great benefits.

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4. Windows 10 task view:

This is a new edition where users can switch between various apps or software they are using on Windows 10. This takes you to an app overview where you can use your mouse to select the app you want.

5. Windows 10 Cortana :

Undoubtedly, user experience is only going up with one of the most promising products with Windows 10 is the voice enabled assistant Cortana coming to aid with Windows 10.

Hope it helps and Happy Windows 10 experience!

Note: This mini-series is done as part of Windows 10 Tweetathon organised by Microsoft India MVP community.