Microsoft is currently in the middle of their TechEd conference, which is a business-oriented show for Developers and IT pros. However, even though the business sector doesn’t usually provide much by way of exciting new features for Microsoft’s products, TechEd has revealed some interesting Mango updates that we have not seen until now. The Windows Phone Blog has the full write-up, but the high points are:
- Pinnable email folders: Pin a folder to the start screen for quick access. This could be an email folder for a specific project, from a specific group or person (like your boss), or an RSS feed you’ve set up in Outlook.
- Conversation view in email: Emails in your inbox are organized by conversation, bringing replies to a thread into a consolidated view so it’s faster and easier to stay on top of the conversation.
- Server search: Search your email server (e.g. Exchange Server) for older emails no longer stored on your phone, giving you ready access to all of your mail.
- Lync: Lync Mobile brings the Lync experience to Windows Phone customers by delivering Unified Communications capabilities, including instant messaging and the ability to see the presence of your co-workers. The Lync app will be a free download from Windows Phone Marketplace and will be enabled with support from your business organization.
It seems like we are starting get a little more Mango each week and now we know why it has to wait until this fall: Mango seems to be a huge step from Windows Phone v1.0.
Source: Windows Phone Blog