Windows tablet PC and Windows Phone operating systems

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About Windows tablet PC and Windows Phone operating systems

The next Windows tablet PC releases will run on Windows 8, and the Windows Phone OS also mirrors the look and feel of Windows 8. By blurring the lines between PCs, smartphones and tablets, Microsoft hopes its success on the desktop will translate to Windows mobile devices. And IT administrators hope the Windows 8 tablet operating system and Windows Phone OS will integrate more easily into their existing desktop management strategies than other mobile platforms have. The resources in this section provide strategies for Windows tablet PC and Windows Phone management, plus how-to tips for delivering applications to these devices. You’ll also get news on the latest Windows 8 tablet operating system and Windows Phone OS releases, as well as new Windows tablet PC devices.