Windows Phone Thoughts - Daily News, Views, Rants and Raves

Be sure to register in our forums! Share your opinions, help others, and enter our contests.


Digital Home Thoughts

Loading feed...

Laptop Thoughts

Loading feed...

Android Thoughts

Loading feed...





All posts tagged "andy lees"


Monday, February 14, 2011

Windows Phone Head Honcho Andy Lees on "Accelerating the Windows Phone Ecosystem"

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 03:45 PM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...-ecosystem.aspx

"This year has been one of significant change for the mobile industry. We are moving from a battle of devices to one of ecosystems. What is required to build and maintain a vibrant ecosystem is broad - defined by the relationship between hardware, software, services and applications working together to bring innovative new experiences to a world of devices. This shift has been accelerating, and we have been moving fast. It was only a year ago that we unveiled Windows Phone 7 to the world for the first time."

Andy Lees is "the man" when it comes to Windows Phone at Microsoft, and on the one year anniversary of Windows Phone 7 first being previewed to the public at MWC 2010, Microsoft has certainly come a long way. There's a long way yet to go still, and a big part of that is adding improvements to the sometimes-very-1.0 feeling operating system. The list is below:

"First Major Update: A free customer update will be made available for all Windows Phones in the first two weeks of March, which includes new capabilities such as copy & paste and faster application performance.

Availability on CDMA Networks: With added support for CDMA networks, Windows Phone will be available to even more customers on mobile operators such as Verizon and Sprint in the first half of 2011.

Twitter Integration in the People Hub: The popular social networking service Twitter will be integrated into the People Hub in the second half of 2011.

Office Document Storage in the Cloud: Document sharing and storage in the cloud via Windows Live SkyDrive will be added to Windows Phone in the second half of 2011.

Next Generation Browsing with Internet Explorer 9: A dramatically enhanced Internet Explorer 9 web browser will be added to Windows Phone in the second half of 2011. It will feature the same standards support (HTML5, etc.) and hardware accelerated graphics as the PC version.

Additional Multi-tasking Capabilities: We will add the ability to switch quickly between applications, run applications in the background (such as listening to music), along with a number of other capabilities in the second half of 2011. Developers will learn much more about this during April's MIX conference."

Sounds good to me. I'd have liked to have seen the first update come in January, but with it being mid-February I can't get too upset about waiting another month. The bigger, second-half of 2011 update, had better not slip though - and it had better not come out in December!


Friday, July 23, 2010

Microsoft to Employees, Code Away!

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 07:00 PM

http://www.techflash.com/seattle/20...gy+News+Source)

"Develop! With the help of the developer division, we just shipped the Final Beta of the Windows Phone Developer Tools. They absolutely rock, and you should download them now. The package includes everything you need to start building apps. In addition, we've introduced a new employee developer program which makes it much easier for you to develop apps for Marketplace in your spare time. ... And if you need some help jumpstarting your development, check out the Windows Phone Developer Training Kit. ... Get involved in launch. Dedicate time to get involved as WP7 launches in your market. ..."

After the recent news that Microsoft would be providing each of its 90,000 or so employees with a Windows Phone, I wondered what the primary motivations behind such a move were. This has apparently been cleared up in a letter from the Microsoft mobile chief Andy Lees. In a letter to all employees, Lees implores his employees to evangelize the platform. More importantly, Lees encourages all employees to use their skills to develop applications for the platform. Read the full letter by following the link below.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

WPC2010 Keynote Address On Windows Phone 7

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Events" @ 10:00 AM

http://digitalwpc.com/Videos/AllVid...07-b7b8ae1ab580

Microsoft's Andy Lees talks about Windows Phone 7 in the context of what it can bring to the consumer experience. Nothing earth shattering, but here's a unique opportunity to get your info straight from the horse's mouth - in a manner of speaking.

UPDATE: The embed code for the video just does not want to work, so you'll have to jump over to the site to watch the video.


Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...