Microsoft has announced a new companion site for Windows Phone users, Windows Phone Live. The new service sounds a lot like the KIN Studio but with more gusto. The "Find My Phone" resembles the security features "MyPhone" has but are slated to be free. MyPhone currently charges if these services are used.
In describing the new website at Microsoft's Windows Phone blog,
"..the new Windows Phone Live companion site that gives people a central place to see pictures they’ve published, view their Windows Live calendar and contacts, exchange OneNote files and access other information shared between the phone and the Web. The site will offer 25GB of SkyDrive and host the Find My Phone service, which allows people to find and manage a missing phone with map, ring, lock and erase capabilities right from your PC – and all for free."
There is a question of when Windows Phone Live will become available. Windowsphone.live.com is already an active URL. However, when you sign into the site with your Windows Live ID you recieve a notice that "No Windows Phone 7 Detected", then redirected to windowsphone.com (opens in new tab). This is a good sign that the services should be available when Windows Phone 7 launches later this year.
George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
Great; I really think that by the end of the year and into 2011 Microsoft will begin to show a strong sense of brand cohesion. Microsoft Phone, OS, Xbox,Zune, Office, Online(cloud) services, etc.
Finally more things getting tied into Skydrive, 25GB of online storage for your files on the phone as a backup option is a huge plus.
what about windows live calendar on mobile devices loike were alluded to earlier this year in relation to Wave 4 on liveside.net? Any chance that will ever happe?
Services like these provide capabilities that move things in the right direction. However ADOPTION of these services will be critical, and based on the UX/UI - and that is something of a question mark right now given the way MSFT has failed on this front before. Let's keep our fingers crossed that MSFT is rigerously working on a streamlines and cohesive cross platform user interface/experience, because THIS is what has made Apple succeed, and WinMo fail.
Microsoft did a wonderful job! It has created an excellent mobile phone named Microsoft Windows Phone 7 with its new operating system.
This sounds like Microsoft have finally integrating their services, which I have found to be a major frustration with the Windows Mobile/Phone over the last few years. By the sound of it, it is not a Windows Phone service - but a Windows Phone 7 service. I wonder why Microsoft went to the effort of naming WM6.5 a version of the "Windows Phone" family and stressed their ongoing support for the WM6.5 platform. It seems quite evident that this is another example of the lack of support for the 6.5 platform.
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