The Director of Technology of the Mobility Division for Microsoft (whew, what a title), Mike Wehrs, spoke at the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2004 conference recently and outlined Microsoft’s strategy for mobile devices. A lot of new information was given and I have outlined the highlights here:
VoIP will be incorporated in .NET so that Windows Mobile will support seamless roaming between access points and the WAN.
Version 2.0 of the .NET Compact Framework will be released before the end of the year and will improve graphics support for smartphones.
Version 2.0 will support DirectShow to support higher level multimedia images.
Enterprise level device management will be built into future versions of Windows Mobile.
Speech recognition will be incorporated into future OS versions.
Intelligent power management will take the user’s recharging schedule into account.