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Microsoft's 'enterprise feature pack' for Windows Phone adds auto VPN

Mark Hachman | July 11, 2013
Microsoft extends the enterprise support lifecycle for Windows Phone 8, while adding a bundle of enterprise-focused features. But will carriers allow them?

Nevertheless, some users were doubtful that they'd ever see what Microsoft promised. "This is all excellent news, and I can't wait for this to be available... but how will this feature pack be released?" a commenter named "GoodThings2Life" wrote. "Will we continue to be at the mercy of carriers and OEMs to publish this in a timely manner, or will it be available as a store app or customer-installable or enterprise-pushable update?

"I vividly remember Joe Belfiore saying at 2012 Build and again at the WP8 launch event how we would be able to participate in an Early Adopter style program, and that has yet to materialize for customers," the commenter added. "I would hate to see another situation where we're stuck waiting on OEMs and carriers."

 

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