Microsoft considering opening up device manager

Microsoft's new Mobile Device Manager faces a shortcoming because it is exclusive to Windows Mobile devices, but that might change, an executive said on Tuesday. Scott Horn, general manager at Microsoft's mobile and embedded device group, left the door open to potential future support for non-Windows Mobile devices. "Today, we have nothing to announce," he […]

Microsoft's new Mobile Device Manager faces a shortcoming because it is exclusive to Windows Mobile devices, but that might change, an executive said on Tuesday.

Scott Horn, general manager at Microsoft's mobile and embedded device group, left the door open to potential future support for non-Windows Mobile devices.

"Today, we have nothing to announce," he said. "But we're looking at it, we're thinking about it. Who knows what the future brings?" Horn spoke during a press lunch at the CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.

He mentioned that Microsoft has in the past licensed ActiveSync as a way to extend services to non-Microsoft devices.

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