Microsoft wants to make Windows Phone the go-to choice for businesses large and small.
To that end, the Windows Phone team announced today that it will increase the length of the support lifecycle from 18 months to 36 months.
“Beginning with Windows Phone 8 we’ll make updates, including security updates, available for 36 months,” Tony Mestres, vice president of Windows Phone partner and channel marketing, writes in a blog post today. “These updates will be incremental, with each update built on the update that preceded it. The mobile operator or phone manufacturer may control the distribution of these incremental updates and update availability may also vary by country, region, and device hardware capabilities.”
In addition to the new 36-month support lifecycle, Windows Phone will also release an enterprise feature pack as an update to Windows Phone 8 in the first half of 2014.
Read more at source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/firehose/archive/2013/07/10/new-enterprise-capabilities-for-windows-phone-coming-via-update-in-the-first-half-of-2014.aspx