Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has unveiled several new offerings that are aimed to make Microsoft's mobile technology more attractive to people and businesses.
The company has announced its first dedicated mobile device management server and a strategic new business alliance to complement the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system with the hope that more businesses take advantage Microsoft's mobile solutions for their employees.
"People expect to be able to do more and more with their mobile phone", Ballmer said. "We're building on our expertise across servers, operating systems and services to deliver Windows Mobile experiences that bridge the things people want to do at work and at home."
The Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 is a new mobile-dedicated server solution that helps companies manage Windows Mobile phones similar to how they would manage Windows-based laptops and PCs.
This solution lets companies can deliver new applications to phones over the air as well as connect people via a security-enhanced Mobile VPN.
The strategic alliance comes in via Enterprise Mobile Inc (in America) who will build, deploy and manage custom-made solutions that will work with a variety of mobile operators and phone manufacturers.
The new server is expected to be available in the first half of 2008.