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 "windows team blog"


Monday, April 25, 2011

Three Internet Explorer Mobile Tips From The Windows Team

Posted by Richard Chao in "Windows Phone News" @ 08:48 PM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...rer-mobile.aspx

"My 3 favorite tips for Internet Explorer Mobile. This is the first in an occasional series of tips and tricks from the engineers who create Windows Phone."

Li-Juan Qin, Senior Program Manager, Windows Phone Engineering has posted his three favorite tips for Internet Explorer Mobile. The first is how to customize a shortcut tile. The second is a tip on how to search faster via hightlights. The third is choosing how to see the web.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Microsoft Urging Users To Wait For Official Update

Posted by Richard Chao in "Windows Phone News" @ 08:34 AM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...ate-status.aspx

"But my strong advice is: wait. If you attempt one of these workarounds, we can't say for sure what might happen to your phone because we haven't fully tested these homebrew techniques. You might not be getting the important device-specific software we would typically deliver in the official update. Or your phone might get misconfigured and not receive future updates."

Microsoft's Eric Hautala via the windows blog is urging users to wait for the official update rather than using a homebrew method to update. Eric states he understands why people would chose to go homebrew for the update but can't say for sure what the implications are of using homebrew workarounds. Possible potential negative impacts cited are the phone may not get device specific software, incorrect configuration resulting in missing future updates, bricking, etc.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to Integrate Your App into the Music and Video Hub

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 05:00 AM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...videos-hub.aspx

One of the most promoted aspects of Windows Phone 7 is the hubs implementation. This unique aspect of Windows Phone 7 allows users to aggregate content from multiple apps and display it in one content-specific area (hub). With this design, apps can extend the functionality and utility of existing hubs, as opposed to adding yet another isolated program to run on your phone. One of the most obvious implementation examples is using Pandora or Last.FM in the Music & Videos hub. Microsoft has posted on how to properly integrate your application into the Music & Videos hub. Developers will have the ability to populate the "now playing" token, "history" tiles, "new" tiles, and the marquee. Hit the link for coding examples and more on the guidelines.


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...