Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, spoke today at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) to thank the partners around the world for helping to make many of Microsoft products a success. Ballmer noted in the address that Windows Phone isn’t quite there yet, but they expect to see more and more adoption as Windows Phone matures.
Also making headlines in his address to partners was that American Airlines will soon be pushing out an update to their recently released Windows Phone app. The update will bring increased functionality to the application. Here’s the snippet from the press release:
American Airlines will soon update its application for Windows Phone, which will provide “the fastest delivery of flight information data on the planet,” according to an American Airlines spokesperson. The update will allow real-time flight status information, including gate changes and baggage claim areas, from American’s reservation system to be pushed to a cloud-based Windows Azure system, which can then push the flight status notifications directly to the application’s Windows Phone Live Tiles. American Airlines customers who download the application and pin it to Start will have instant access to their most current travel information on the top-level user interface of their phone, eliminating the need for text message, email or phone-call updates. The application was developed in conjunction with Microsoft partner migration mobi of Austin, Texas.
You can catch the full press release with even more information about other Microsoft products including Windows 8 and the Xbox console on Microsoft PressPass.