Microsoft "My Phone".

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  1. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn New Member

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    Microsoft "My Phone".

    I saw this mentioned somewhere but lost the thread.
    So here's a new one.

    I've been reading about the new Microsoft services attributed to Windows, no longer "Windows Mobile".
    I signed up for the My Phone Beta as soon as I saw it.
    Since there's a big meet over in Spain, ya' might've heard about it :) I got to download the application.

    First impressions is this is nice.
    It installs without all the Live services. I've avoided everything Microsoft recently because of all the bundling.
    It's a "small" program with limited options.
    You sign it then select whether you want to update automatically, at a pre set time, or manually.
    The selections for syncing are all the usual with the storage card not sync'd by default.

    The website is also simple.
    Everything you've chosen to sync is on the left under phone.
    Here's the kicker though, up top is another menu.
    Under "Manage" there's options to "Archive to Web", "Find Duplicates" and even one that actually lets you restore to the phone!
    As good as that is there's a menu on the right too. This one let's you download the file to your computer!
    OMG! the novelty of it!

    Also included are options to upload from the computer and delete items from the phone.

    Now THIS is a backup solution.
  2. kareljack

    kareljack Active Member

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    Any way of making that cab file available?, or is it tied in to a registration process?
  3. brandon.roeder

    brandon.roeder New Member

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    Tied to the phone, like skyfire was
  4. kareljack

    kareljack Active Member

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    FRAK!!! (for BSG fans)

    DAMMIT!!! (for '24' fans)

    Well... I signed up for the waiting list..there is always hope.
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    I use my college's MS Exchange network, so I won't need/be able to use it. Nice to give these options to others though.
  6. darkdomino

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    I signed up for this... apparently I'll be notified when it's available.

    :(
  7. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    ....ditto.....
  8. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn New Member

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    Don't know if the cab is tied into the registration. I have the "wrong" version though.
    Here's a small tip while your waiting. It used to be a hidden feature back in the Passport days.
    You can sign up with any email address you want as a "Live ID", your not tied into a hotmail or live email address.
  9. brandon.roeder

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    I got my code emailed to me today, havent tried it out yet b/c im in bed sick :/
  10. Vazguard

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    Just before that trip of yours? Sucks bro.
  11. catallah

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    I am a little confused..I googled my phone after I read this thread and got this site, https://myphone.microsoft.com

    From this site I was able to sign up and get the info to download and install the program, it is just like the OP said. I think I will use this a lot.
  12. brandon.roeder

    brandon.roeder New Member

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    Yeah, I leave tomorrow. im feelin' good, not great..but im excitedd :D
  13. brandon.roeder

    brandon.roeder New Member

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    Yea, when'd you sign up?
  14. catallah

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    I just signed up yesterday, they gave me a link to go to on my phone and from there I downloaded the program..

    The link was https://myphone.microsoft.com/install

    I hope this helps some people, I have already started adding stuff to my calendar from my computer and sent some photos from my computer to my phone.
  15. darkdomino

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    Installed fine, but says my Windows Live account has to be activated for MyPhone service... it directed me back to MyPhone's "You're already on the waiting list" page.

    I think I'll keep the program on though, for when they release this. It seems really handy. If it backs up things like Tasks, Calendar events, contacts, photos, voice notes, etc... I could definitely see ditching Dashwire for this. I'd rather not go 3rd party if I don't have to.
  16. ModelMaker

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    Looks like an awesome way to put all one's personal data in one place for others to see. :laugh2:
  17. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn New Member

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    We're talking Microsoft here.
    I trust them to have the info on the server, especially since I can actually use it, than other companys with similar services.
  18. rfarrah

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    Downloaded it this afternoon. Will play with it and let you know....
  19. mrcrash

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    just signed up waitn on code
  20. rfarrah

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    Same here....

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