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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Quick Tip: Auto Upload Pictures To SkyDrive

Posted by Richard Chao in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:08 AM

Did you know you have 25GB of free storage in the cloud courtesy of Microsoft? One good use of all the storage is for backing up pictures. If you take a lot of pictures on your phone, make sure your phone is set to auto upload to SkyDrive.

The uploaded picture is not full resolution so you will still want to allow your Zune software to sync your phone to the desktop but it is useful for those times you accidentally delete a picture or lose your phone.

1. From your phone, go to SETTINGS.

2. Swipe to the APPLICATIONS tab.

3. Select PICTURES + CAMERA.

4. Make sure the "Auto upload to SkyDrive" is on.

5. Click on "Choose an option" to select the privacy setting of uploaded pictures. (I recommend "ME" since you can always change it on a per picture basis later. This will help you avoid embarrassing releases of private or sensitive pictures.)

6. Click OK.

7. To test, take a picture... go to your SkyDrive. Click on Photos > SkyDrive camera roll. Your pictures should be there.

If you want full resolution backups via Flickr, look at this Microsoft Answers post.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Multitasking, IE9 and Skydrive Future Features Shown

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 03:30 PM

http://blog.laptopmag.com/microsoft...ile+Technology)

"Giving a closer look at some of the new Windows Phone 7 features that are coming this spring, VP for Windows Phone Program Management Joe Belfiore demonstrated the operating system's upcoming ability to multitask, integrate with SkyDrive, and display web pages using IE 9. Though full details were scarce, we got a good taste of what we can expect when Microsoft rolls out its update in the March or April time frame."

These videos are all unfortunately pretty bad in terms of quality, but these videos are showing three of the key features that will be coming to Windows Phone 7 later in 2011: multitasking (though in reality it's not "true" multitasking), IE9, and Skydrive support for the Office hub.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Availability and Windows Phone Live

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone News" @ 09:00 PM

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

"We are working closely with our partners to determine exactly where and how Windows Phone 7 will be available regionally this holiday season and beyond. I'm happy to say that Windows Phone 7 will be well represented in countries around the world this holiday. During initial availability, Windows Phone 7 will support 5 languages; English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. The Windows Phone Marketplace will support the buying and selling of applications in 17 countries; Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and United States."

That's a fairly disappointing list, and I'm hoping it will expand fairly rapidly after WP7 hits the market - I mean, why Hong Kong, and not Taiwan or Korea (Japan, I can understand)? This blog post also mentions the Windows Phone Live companion site, which integrates with your WP7 phone to allow you a single spot to see your media, calendar and contacts; allows sharing of files; 25GB of Skydrive space; and the Find My Phone service - all for the great price of $0.00. Interested? Hit the link for more.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Microsoft In The Cloud Is Coming Along Nicely

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone News" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.wmexperts.com/office-liv...-merge-skydrive

Office Live Workspace, right now still in beta, is scheduled to be merged with Microsoft's Skydrive, which is part of the Windows Live offering and offers 25GB of online storage and shareable folders. What's this got to do with Windows Phone 7, you ask? Because there's going to be some pretty tight integration between WP7 and Windows Live - uploading and accessing your documents and media is going to be near automatic (subject to your tolerance for data charges of course). Unlike Microsoft's mobile OS strategy, this side of MS seems to be moving along pretty well.


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