Updated 5-24-11 with new Mango information
At TechEd 2011 this week, we demoed the beta of Lync Mobile for Windows Phone 7.x and Outlook Mobile in the upcoming Windows Phone “Mango” release. The Microsoft TechEd presenter commented Lync Mobile was slated for the 2nd half of 2011 and looks like it will be a free download from Marketplace. The beta version looks pretty nice thus far. Note:Here are some screenshots from the public demo shown at TechEd 2011 however features and UI are subject to change:
Lync Mobile beta
Lync mobile on the main Windows Phone 7 tiles with presence Launching Lync Mobile beta
Set your status, call forwarding Lync contacts with photos come across from full client, group IM also supported
Contact view, Photo support, IM Threaded Lync IM conversations
Mango Windows Phone 7.5 update of Outlook Mobile beta
Ability to drill into mail subfolders view filtered emails like ‘all unread’
Conversation view supported. Emails with three dots represent multiple threads. View right protected emails
What’s new with Mango release
Communications: Easier to connect and share
- Threads. Switch between text, Facebook chat, and Windows Live Messenger within the same conversation.
- Groups. Group contacts into personalized Live Tiles to see the latest status updates right from the start screen and quickly send a text, email or IM to the whole group.
- Deeper social network integration. Twitter and Linked In feeds are now integrated into contact cards, and Mango includes built-in Facebook check-ins and new face detection software that makes it easier to quickly tag photos and post to the Web.
- Linked Inbox. See multiple email accounts in one linked inbox. Conversations are organized to make it easy to stay on top of the latest mail.
- Hands-free messaging. Built-in voice-to-text and text-to-voice support enables hands-free texting or chatting.
Internet beyond the browser
- Local Scout. Provides hyper-local search results and recommends nearby restaurants, shopping and activities in an easy- to-use guide.
- Bing on Windows Phone. More ways to search the Web, including Bing Vision, Music Search and Voice so it’s easy to discover and decide.
- Quick Cards. When searching for a product, movie, event or place see a quick summary of relevant information, including related apps.
Internet Explorer 9. A browser based on the powerful IE9 and including support for HTLM5 and full hardware acceleration.
A smarter approach to Apps
- App Connect. By connecting apps to search results and deepening their integration with Windows Phone Hubs, including Music and Video and Pictures, Mango allows apps to be surfaced when and where they make sense.
- Improved Live Tiles. Get real-time information from apps without having to open them. Live Tiles are more dynamic and can hold more information.
- Multitasking. Quickly switch between apps in use and allow apps to run in the background while helping to preserve battery life and performance.
Watch the demo video of Windows Phone Mango here.