will configuration manager 2007 or v.next support windows phone 7?

this question will come up, especially as we get closer to getting actual phones to work with. The answer is no.  As you may know, the mobile device manager product is being merged into configuration manager v.next.  So, going forward ConfigMgr v.next will be THE platform for managing mobile devices. But, it won't support WP7.  It will support WM6.1, 6.5, the Nokia Symbian and possibly some others.