Microsoft News: Windows Mobile 7, Windows Phone 7 Series Marketplace can remotely revoke Microsoft Windows Mobile application licensesBody
Speaking at a MIX10 session about Windows Phone 7 Series architecture and Microsoft Windows Mobile .NET development Wednesday, Microsoft's Istvan Cseri mentioned that the Windows Phone 7 Series and Microsoft Windows Mobile .NET Marketplace - the one and only clearinghouse for Microsoft Windows mobile applications in Microsoft Windows mobile - will be able to remotely revoke licenses. Since devices will only run properly-licensed Microsoft Windows mobile applications, this effectively means the company will be able to shut down apps remotely - a capability they'd probably invoke if a Marketplace app were to badly misbehave en masse, for example.
Microsoft has a series of not-yet-finalized "business, technical, and content" guidelines for accepting and rejecting apps submitted to the Windows Mobile 7 Marketplace. A perfect example : Microsoft Windows mobile applications are being "discouraged" from using the phone's Back button. They're being so strongly discouraged, in fact, that Todd Brix - senior director of Windows Mobile 7 platform services product management at the company - told us that Microsoft Windows Mobile applications can and will be straight-up rejected for using Back for anything but dismissing dialog boxes.
You may be wondering: "what if I want that what if I want that Microsoft Windows mobile application?" Well, this can be a good thing, yes, good. It can be invoked to prevent bad Microsoft Windows mobile application from messing up the Windows Mobile 7 experience. While it sacrifices flexibility, it increases the likelihood that your Windows Phone 7 Series and Windows Mobile 7 experience will be much better than Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5.
Microsoft News: Windows Mobile 7, Windows Phone 7 Series Marketplace can remotely revoke Microsoft Windows Mobile application licenses