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New Feature Pack for Windows Mobile 5.0 to Enhance Security

Speaking at TechEd 2005, Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft, announced that the company's new Messaging and Security Feature Pack for Windows Mobile 5.0 will allow administrators to remotely enforce IT policy, remove all information from a device, and reset a device to its original state including the ability to erase local device memory when the correct password isn't enter after a designated number of attempts. The feature pack will also provide support for certificate-based authentication, which means login credentials won't need to be stored on wireless devices. The new feature pack is based on wireless features coming with the release of Service Pack 2 for Exchange Server 2003 , which is scheduled for release sometime in the second half of 2005. You can view numerous screenshots from the new feature pack at Microsoft's Web site.

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