Microsoft radi na dovođenju opcije za printanje na Windows Phone uređaje

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Jedna stvar koja zaista nedostaje WP platformi jest mogućnost printanja dokumenata na primjerice mrežne printere. To je prava šteta s obzirom da je jedna od osnovnih opcija s kojom se ova platforma reklamira upravo dostupnost gotovo punokrvnih Office programa.

U posljednjoj objavi za posao koju je objavio Microsoft bi se moglo isčitati kako Microsoft radi na dovođenju opcije pritanja na WP platformu. Evo što stoji u oglasu (važni djelovi teksta podebljani):

Software Development Engineer II

Printers are the most common peripheral in the consumer desktop market, and Windows has long provided a powerful and rich print platform. The world of printing has evolved in ways beyond the traditional desktop print model, encompassing mobile, 3D and cloud based scenarios. Our team will work to revolutionize the printing platform within Windows to address new scenarios and make this area a differentiating feature for Microsoft products.
Our team aims to keep Windows the best platform for printer ISVs and IHVs and to design and build the new platforms that will light up these new scenarios. Our team will develop for Windows client, Windows server, phone, tablet, Xbox, and cloud scenarios.
We are hiring software engineers who can help to design, build, and ship the code to enable these new scenarios. Successful candidates will have a solid track record of delivering high quality software solutions, strong problem solving and software development skill, and a passion for designing and building simple but powerful platforms.
Required qualifications:
3+ years software development experience
Solid coding and design skills using C/C++ or C#
Experience with developing for Windows Phone, working with ISV or IHV partners, or designing platforms and APIs is a plus.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

Jasno se vidi kako Microsoft želi razvijati protokole za printanje te donijeti tu mogućnost na mobilne uređaje. Eto, polagano WP platforma prerasta u pravu punokrvnu platformu, doduše puževim korakom… Ali korak je korak.