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.
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.