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  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:40:21 PM
    Turn-by-turn directions will be included.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:40:24 PM
    We saw Apple's maps in the office on iOS 6 beta and those 3D maps looked fantastic.
  • charles.cooper 6/20/2012 4:40:29 PM
    Jessica's right: The map fight will be intense..
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:40:38 PM
    I really hope though that they get rid of that "tapping to hear directions" caveat with Nokia Maps.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:40:46 PM
    Now Microsoft is turning its eyes on business and IT administration.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:41:00 PM
    Windows Phone 7 didn't offer great business tools, but WP8 "is ready for business."
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:41:27 PM
    It'll support encryption, secure boot, device management, and Office apps. Bitlocker technology will encrypt it.
  • Golinvox 6/20/2012 4:41:39 PM
    @Jessica Dolcourt I sure hope i don't have to press the screen to get my directions anymore
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:41:50 PM
    @Golinvox Nope, turn-by-turn directions are onboard.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:42:10 PM
    We'll be getting a demo of enterprise management.
  • nightryder21 6/20/2012 4:42:16 PM
    I guess the truck full of money just backed up to Nokia's house.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:42:20 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:42:27 PM
    @nightryder21 This was actually all part of the deal.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:42:43 PM
    Sharepoint servers are also going to be included in the enterprise
    system.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:42:53 PM
    "Shared core really had a huge role to make Windows Phone 8 great for businesses."
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:43:21 PM
    Microsoft is talking a lot about waiting until the time is right. Convenient, but probably true. I'm wondering why it took 18 months to get some of this "right" all at once.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:43:38 PM
    I mean, how many chances is Microsoft going to get?
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:43:41 PM
    "The sexiest thing in Windows Phone 8" will be a change to the start screen.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:43:56 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:44:09 PM
    The new start screen has dynamic tiles still, so it'll mostly look the same.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:44:16 PM
    Live tiles are the "heart and soul" of their UI.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:44:29 PM
    Buuuuut, there's obviously something different going on.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:44:55 PM
    Belfiore's long speech about how special and personal the live tiles are isn't selling me.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:45:12 PM
    Whoa, the tiles stretch all the way across the screen.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:45:25 PM
    So now trough on the right. It also looks like there are three different sizes to the live tiles.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:45:25 PM
    True, I always thought that live tiles makes the phone very individualistic.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:45:29 PM
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:45:35 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:45:41 PM
    Yep, you can customize the size of all your tiles.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:45:43 PM
  • charles.cooper 6/20/2012 4:46:00 PM
    OK, it's aesthetics. But since that's the criterion used by so many users to judge a company's product, it makes sense for MS to try and get a bit more `Apple-y'
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:46:02 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:46:03 PM
    That's pretty cool, and Microsoft is sticking with the theme made made it stand out. Metro lives.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:46:16 PM
    It looks like there are some more colors as well.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:46:26 PM
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:46:27 PM
    I hope changing the tile on these screens is a lot easier than when I had to retile my kitchen floor.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:46:51 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:46:58 PM
    The way Belfiore is talking, it almost sounds like you can download thematic profiles to fit your interests, but thankfully it's NOT like Sprint ID. He just means that you've taken a long time to configure your start screen exactly how you like.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:47:07 PM
    Belfiore is showing pictures of him throwing his daughter like a football.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/20/2012 4:47:07 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:47:14 PM
    The real demo is about to begin and thankfully we haven't been asked to turn off our Wi-Fi.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:47:14 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/20/2012 4:47:21 PM
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:47:33 PM
    Wait, it's not confirmed that that's his daughter, maybe it's just some random child he found in a field of flowers.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:47:35 PM
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