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Windows Phone 7 Secrets


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Introduction xvii Chapter 1 Pre-Flight Checklist: What to Do Before You Get Your Windows Phone 1 Windows Live ID: One Online ID to Rule Them All 2 Using Windows Live ID to Access Your Social Networks and Other Services 11 Picking a Phone 25 Summary 32 Chapter 2 Unboxing and Getting Started 33 Unboxing Your Windows Phone 34 Windows Phone Usage 52 Summary 64 Chapter 3 Understanding the Windows Phone User Interface 65 The Way We Were: How Microsoft Screwed Up Mobile So Bad It Had to Start Over from Scratch 66 A New Beginning: Metro 69 Real-World Metro: A Whirlwind Tour of the UI 82 Hubs and Applications 86 Summary 100 Chapter 4 You and Your Friends: How to Connect with Others, Connect to the World 103 Managing Your Digital Persona 104 Being a People Person: Managing Your Family, Friends, and Other Contacts 108 Configuring the People Hub 120 Summary 122 Chapter 5 Digital Memories: Using the Pictures Hub and Camera 123 Using the Pictures Hub 124 Taking Pictures and Videos with the Camera 127 Moving Photos Between the Phone and Your PC 136 Sharing Photos and Customizing Your Phone 143 Configuring Pictures Hub Options 148 Summary 149 Chapter 6 Zune to Go: Music + Videos 151 Using the Zune PC Software with Windows Phone 152 Enjoying Music and Video Content on Windows Phone 165 Why Zune Is Different 182 More Music: Pandora and Other Services 186 Summary 187 Chapter 7 Having Fun: Windows Phone and Games 189 Windows Phone: Great Mobile Gaming Platform 190 Understanding Xbox Live 194 Xbox Live on Windows Phone: Not the Full Meal Deal 200 Using the Games Hub 202 Playing a Game 206 Finding More Games in the Marketplace 207 Summary 209 Chapter 8 Browsing the Web 211 A (Short) History of the Mobile Web 212 Using Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 214 Configuring Internet Explorer 232 Summary 235 Chapter 9 Searching on the Go with Bing 237 Bing: A Different Way to Search 238 Using Bing 244 Configuring Bing 265 Summary 265 Chapter 10 Managing E-mail on the Go 267 Push It: A Look at Mobile E-mail 268 Understanding Accounts and E-mail 269 Using Mail 273 Configuring Mail and E-mail Accounts 292 Summary 294 Chapter 11 Tracking Your Schedule with Calendar 295 Connected Calendars 296 Glancing at Your Schedule on the Go 303 Using Calendar 305 Working with Appointments and Reminders 309 Configuring Calendar 315 Summary 316 Chapter 12 Getting Work Done on the Go with Office Mobile 317 Introducing the Tiniest Member of the Office Family 318 What You Can-and Can't Do-with Office Mobile 320 Using the Office Hub 322 Accessing Online Documents 341 Configuring Office Mobile 351 Summary 352 Chapter 13 Making Calls and Using Voicemail 353 Configuring Contacts Accounts 354 Making and Receiving Phone Calls 355 Using Voicemail 367 Working with Bluetooth 368 Configuring Phone and Voicemail 370 Summary 375 Chapter 14 Text and Multimedia Messaging 377 Understanding Mobile Messaging 378 Messaging on Windows Phone 380 Configuring Messaging 389 Beyond Messaging 390 Summary 391 Chapter 15 Digging Deeper into Phone Configuration 393 Configuring What Happens When the Phone Is Locked 394 Configuring Sounds 397 Using Windows Phone on an Airplane 399 Configuring Accounts 400 Making Region and Language Configuration Changes 404 Wi-Fi Sync 405 Nuke It from Space and Start Over 407 Summary 409 Chapter 16 PC and Web Integration 411 You Can't Get There from Here 412 Browsing and Buying in the Marketplace 412 Windows Phone on the Web 420 Updating Windows Phone 430 Summary 431 Index 433

About the Author

Paul Thurrott runs SuperSite for Windows, a world-renowned Windows-oriented website. He is the author of more than 20 books about technology, a columnist for Windows IT Pro Magazine , and the co-host of the popular Windows Weekly podcast with Leo Laporte.

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