Microsoft Site Readies Users for Update

By Cindy Waxer March 24, 2011

For those eagerly awaiting the first major upgrade of Windows Phone 7, there’s no need to wring your hands. Microsoft has rolled out a new update-related resource that informs smartphone users when the update is available for their particular phone. Users simply receive a message on their device letting them know it’s time to visit the Windows Phone website to find instructions on how to install the update.

The "Where's my phone update?" sitecopy and paste" update, which accompanies a number of improvements for smartphone users. Copy and paste has been sent out to “open market” Windows Phones – those that are unlocked and haven’t been customized for a specific mobile operator. Next, the update will be made available to a broader array of customers.  was created in response to feedback from customers wanting a better idea of when to expect the Windows Phone 7 “

According to a Microsoft blog posting: “We intentionally deliver updates in batches, ramping up gradually to help ensure the process is as problem-free as possible. (And so far, the copy and paste update is proceeding smoothly.) But it was clear from your comments that many of you want a better idea of when to expect your update. Is it on the way—or weeks away? These are natural questions. To help answer them, we’ve created a new online resource called Where’s my phone update? that provides some insight into where we are, and where your phone is, in the multi-stage update process.”

Microsoft promises to update the site once a week with the latest status changes.




Edited by Janice McDuffee

TechZone360 Contributing Editor

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