Recently I discovered a pretty nice new feature in Windows Phone 8.1 Developer preview – meaning this should be available to everyone when the GA for this update will be reached in about few weeks or months.

So, here is the situation: I’m running Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview, both using my Microsoft account (to logon on my Windows client [workgroup mode]). I was on a customer site and configured the connection to their guest Wi-Fi, using a passphrase, on my Windows 8.1 client and keeping the Connect automatically setting enabled.

Few minutes later (don’t exactly the timeframe), the settings for this Wi-Fi connection has been synched to my Windows Phone which then automatically connects to the network.

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I’m not really if there anything special because there has been no announcement about this feature. I assume it may work also for public network, but off course in this case if there is any need to open the browser to fill a form and check a box to get connected you will have to do it on the mobile device.

i just find this pretty smart as it will help to configure connection to Wi-Fi network on the mobile device.