Final Table of Contents

Wiley has posted some information about Windows Phone 7 Secrets, including what I think is the final Table of Contents. Why I’m unclear on this is hard to explain, but what it boils down to is that we changed a lot of the chapter names at the last minute because the publisher understandably wanted more descriptive names than what I wanted. (I guess chapter names like “Email” and “Calendar” aren’t creative enough.)

Anyway, here’s what it looks like:


Chapter 1 Pre-Flight Checklist: What to Do Before You Get Your Windows Phone.

Windows Live ID: One Online ID to Rule Them All.

Using Windows Live ID to Access Your Social Networks and Other Services.

Picking a Phone.


Chapter 2 Unboxing and Getting Started.

Unboxing Your Windows Phone.

Windows Phone Usage.


Chapter 3 Understanding the Windows Phone User Interface.

The Way We Were: How Microsoft Screwed Up Mobile So Bad It Had to Start Over from Scratch.

A New Beginning: Metro.

Real World Metro: A Whirlwind Tour of the UI.

Hubs and Applications.


Chapter 4 You and Your Friends: How to Connect with Others, Connect to the World.

Managing Your Digital Persona.

Being a People Person: Managing Your Family, Friends, and Other Contacts.

Configuring the People Hub.


Chapter 5 Digital Memories: Using the Pictures Hub and Camera.

Using the Pictures Hub.

Taking Pictures and Videos with the Camera.

Moving Photos Between the Phone and Your PC.

Sharing Photos and Customizing Your Phone.

Configuring Pictures Hub Options.


Chapter 6 Zune to Go: Music + Videos.

Using the Zune PC Software with Windows Phone.

Enjoying Music and Video Content on Windows Phone.

Why Zune Is Different.

More Music: Pandora and Other Services.


Chapter 7 Having Fun: Windows Phone and Games.

Windows Phone: Great Mobile Gaming Platform.

Understanding Xbox Live.

Xbox Live on Windows Phone:Not the Full Meal Deal.

Using the Games Hub.

Playing a Game.

Finding More Games in the Marketplace.


Chapter 8 Browsing the Web.

A (Short) History of the Mobile Web.

Using Internet Explorer on Windows Phone.

Configuring Internet Explorer.


Chapter 9 Searching on the Go with Bing.

Bing: A Different Way to Search.

Using Bing.

Configuring Bing.


Chapter 10 Managing E-mail on the Go.

Push It: A Look at Mobile E-mail.

Understanding Accounts and E-mail.

Using Mail.

Configuring Mail and E-mail Accounts.


Chapter 11 Tracking Your Schedule with Calendar.

Connected Calendars.

Glancing at Your Schedule on the Go.

Using Calendar.

Working with Appointments and Reminders.

Configuring Calendar.


Chapter 12 Getting Work Done on the Go with Office Mobile.

Introducing the Tiniest Memberof the Office Family.

What You Can—and Can’t Do—with Office Mobile.

Using the Office Hub.

Accessing Online Documents.

Configuring Office Mobile.


Chapter 13 Making Calls and Using Voicemail.

Configuring Contacts Accounts.

Making and Receiving Phone Calls.

Using Voicemail.

Working with Bluetooth.

Configuring Phone and Voicemail.


Chapter 14 Text and Multimedia Messaging.

Understanding Mobile Messaging.

Messaging on Windows Phone.

Configuring Messaging.

Beyond Messaging.


Chapter 15 Digging Deeper into Phone Configuration.

Configuring What Happens When the Phone Is Locked.

Configuring Sounds.

Using Windows Phone on an Airplane.

Configuring Accounts.

Making Region and Language Configuration Changes.

Wi-Fi Sync.

Nuke It from Space and Start Over.


Chapter 16 PC and Web Integration.

You Can’t Get There from Here.

Browsing and Buying in the Marketplace.

Windows Phone on the Web.

Updating Windows Phone.



Thanks to David Sherman for the link.

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10 Responses to Final Table of Contents

  1. markuslaff says:

    “Nuke It from Space and Start Over”


  2. I find it amusing for a book about a Phone that the chapters about making phone calls and sending SMSes are 13 and 14 :P

    Looks like an awesome book though.

    • Paul Thurrott says:

      That is on purpose. No one uses a smart phone as a phone primarily. You don’t pay $90 a month to start to make calls and send SMS’s. These things are about the data plans and the stuff you can do with that.

  3. keithk3927 says:

    Question: We’re seriously considering rolling out WinPhone7 corporately because of how well it meshes with our existing Silverlight development model. It doesn’t look like your TOC addresses the corporate management of the device. Are you aware of any other publications forthcoming that might address that need? I’m assuming it would me managed via SCCM. Thanks.

    • Paul Thurrott says:

      I’m going to be writing about this very soon, comparing what’s possible with Windows Mobile 6.x vs. Windows Phone 7.

      • keithk3927 says:

        That’s great to hear. I attended the Microsoft seminar on Windows Phone 7 development yesterday (and today) in Minneapolis. It’s a great free event, and well-attended. I especially appreciated the honest approach MS took in describing the development objectives: comprehensive.

        Our only hitch (beside WP7 not on VZW) is having to publish our corporate (i.e. not-for-public-consumption) apps in the open Marketplace, but it sounds like an Enterprise Marketplace is on the drawing board–hence my earlier question about enterprise management (though it sounds like Exchange ActiveSync policies will still apply).

      • Paul Thurrott says:


        Put simply, WP will support a subset of the full EAS policy set, compared to Windows Mobile. That, too, will change over time.

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  5. dmw4814 says:

    I vote for Chapter 10!

  6. tmeredithn says:

    Chapter 4 looks good to me.

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