IT Support about to be revolutionized across Windows, iOS and Other platforms
We all have an operating system that does it for us, be it for the sake of looks and feel of the space inherent with Apple OS, or for the power and comfortability that other users love Linux for. Imagine the complexity of IT support across all these devices and how many applications restrict usage on a single platform.
Recently applications have gone cross-platform, and with them the IT support simplification that many companies are reaping on even today.
Microsoft Support for iOS and Android
…Three years ago I was asked the same question pretty frequently – by both customers and media. At the time, it was a legitimate question, but today it comes up very rarely. The question was: “Is Microsoft committed to supporting the Apple and Google platforms?”
The frequency of that question changed dramatically on March 27, 2014. On that day we announced and released Office on the iPad. The Office mobile apps on iOS are simply beautiful, incredibly user friendly, and a clear signal of just how committed we are to empowering users to achieve more on any device.
Every once in awhile I still get that question, but by now it’s pretty rare. What I hear slightly more often, however, is one of the EMS competitors questioning Microsoft’s commitment to all platforms. Raising this question is a classic FUD tactic. Getting to the bottom of it is pretty simple: Any examination of what we’ve put into the market over the last 2+ years makes it impossible to mistake our commitment to ensuring that users can achieve more on any device and any platform…read more here
The silent battle that is fought every day in the workplace between windows, Apple OS, Android and other mobile platforms too is a support cause for many companies. The BOYD policy that is rapidly becoming more popular has many advantages, but the worst con is that of having totally different rules for dealing with data across the devices. If you have used all variants you will understand the struggle.
To deal with that, Apple has released several Beta versions for developers to try out applications that can be worked with across all platforms with the same looks and usage routines – much like we get with the Office applications on any device. A support headache pain killer.
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 9.3.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3.3 update to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third beta of iOS 9.3.3 and more than a month after the release of iOS 9.3.2, a minor bug fix update. iOS 9.3.3 has been in testing since May 23.
Today’s iOS 9.3.3 beta update can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center (developer only) or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.
As another minor 9.x.x update, iOS 9.3.3 features under-the-hood bug fixes and performance improvements to address issues unearthed since the release of iOS 9.3.2. No outward-facing changes or obvious bug fixes were discovered in the first three betas of iOS 9.3.3.
iOS 9.3.3 beta 4 follows the developer launch of iOS 10, a new version of iOS that will be released to the public this fall. iOS 10 includes features like a redesigned Lockscreen experience, a revamped Messages app with its own App Store, a Siri SDK for developers, a new Home app for controlling HomeKit devices, a redesigned Apple Music app, and more…read more here
Perhaps this will also bring to mobile a lot of applications that businesses use on a regular basis and not the hardships of earning new dials before productivity levels return to normal.