Category Archives: Windows Phone

Mango has NOT RTM’d, probably won’t until September

I suppose the phrase “don’t believe everything you read on the Internet” goes without saying. Until it doesn’t. Moronic bloggers far and wide, accustomed to simply printing, reprinting, and re-reprinting every single bit of information that crosses Twitter, their RSS … Continue reading

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Samsung Focus v1.4 to get NoDo soon

You may recall that Microsoft was surprised to discover that Samsung had secretly shipped a number of Focus firmware versions, some of which have caused problems over time with various Windows Phone software updates. The most problematic of these firmware … Continue reading

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Windows Home Server 2011 Connector for Windows Phone 7

Last month, I highlighted the near-final, RC version of the Windows Phone 7 Connector apps for both Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. Since then, Microsoft has quietly released the final version of the Windows … Continue reading

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New Mango developer resources

The Windows Phone Developer blog’s Larry Lieberman today offered up a great list of resources for Windows Phone “Mango”: There are a very large set of resources being created on a weekly basis for Windows Phone developers. Since I’m the … Continue reading

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Workaround for multiple Google calendars on Mango

Anthony Chu, the lead developer of Wonder Reader for Windows Phone, has posted a wonderful workaround for Windows Phone “Mango” users that wish to access multiple Google Calendars from the same account. As I’ve documented separately, this should be possible … Continue reading

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About today’s release of Mango beta 2

Reading through Brandon Watson’s post this morning (described here), I misunderstood and thought that Microsoft would be releasing a “beta 2” version of Mango to developers sometime in the not-too-distant future. Actually, they’re doing so today (which he does clearly … Continue reading

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Developers to get Mango beta, developer tools Beta 2 release

Today, Microsoft announced its plans for delivering the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” beta to developers. You may recall that last year, the company had to ship prototype phones to developers because the platform was new. This year, developers have phones … Continue reading

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