Windows Phone 7, Day 20: Where's The Vpn?
Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:40 AM
If you use SharePoint then it may be a good solution until either native or 3d party VPN is available.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:42 AM
Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:56 AM
Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:13 AM
As Griot28 mentioned, VPN support is a matter of Cisco or other VPN vendor providing the equivalent app. So this is a Cisco issue, not a Mango issue. Besides, it is still pretty early in Mango's lifecycle. I'm sure Cisco will have something by the end of Q1 next year. Likely a new Metro app that will work on both Mango and Windows 8.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:56 AM
As for accessing the PCWorld CMS-- PCWorld is in San Francisco. I am a freelance writer based out of Houston. I am not *on* the PCWorld network so I have to connect to it first--via a secure VPN connection--before I can log in to the CMS tool.
Whether or not Cisco can develop an AnyConnect VPN app for "Mango" by Q1 2012 will depend on Microsoft.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:17 AM
Ar you sure microsoft hasnt supplied the api for vpn support. im asking because i really don't know if they did or not. Did you read this somewhere. Have you researched what API's are available to developers. There are plenty of remote desktop apps in the market place not sure if they share the same API's as vpn as i am a novice in that area. I would just like to know how sure you are that its mfst fault.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:04 PM
Don't get me wronge mango is awesome and vpn support (app created by cisco for WP7) would be nice, but for 99.9% of consumers this means nothing.
Posted 25 September 2011 - 02:20 PM
The Downside being it doesn't exist as its own instance so if the computer is in use, say gaming, you have to minimize the game and the person using it gets mad at you for causing them to wipe thier WoW Raid by mimizing a healer!
Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:17 PM
Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:21 AM
I would say that the majority of consumers probably don't use Outlook and if you use Windows Live Mail then everything sychronises without even having to plug your phone into a computer.
Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:09 PM
Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:46 PM
It's also the only secure way to connect to a private network over the Internet.
I used WM6.x to open a VPN connection to my private network in order to access my servers.
So WP7 is probably reasonably safe connecting to the Internet via a cell connection, but NOT safe via a public Wi-Fi connection.