|Paul Thurrott: Day Two of Eight Days of Nokia Lumia 900 ... |
Day One is here ...
Last week Paul published tips for moving to a new Windows Phone and it serves as a prequel to his post today which focuses on setting up and configuring a new Lumia 900 ...
>> Tips for Moving to a New Windows Phone
Supersite for Windows
April 05, 2012
With the Nokia 900 finally arriving this week, a lot of Windows Phone users are looking to upgrade and are interested in advice about the best way to migrate contacts and other information. Fortunately, Microsoft has stepped in with a well-time guide of their own. And I have a few ideas of my own. "You’re maybe a little apprehensive about how you’ll get contacts, apps, photos, and other precious cargo off your old phone and onto the new one," Microsoft's Michael Stroh writes in a post to the Windows Phone Blog. " Here’s a cheat sheet for getting the job done as quickly and painlessly as possible." ... ... <Snip Rest... See Article at Link Above>. ###
In the article above Paul also advises trying the ' Reinstaller'- app, which is available from the Windows Phone Marketplace and says this "is a lot easier than using the web-based Marketplace interface to "push" purchased and downloaded apps to the new phone, and it works right on the device."
>> 8 Days of Nokia Lumia 900, Day 2: Initial Set Up and Configuration
Supersite for Windows
April 10, 2012
When moving to a new Windows Phone handset, you have a number of unique configuration tasks to perform including installing and uninstalling apps, configuring accounts, and syncing content like photos, music, and podcasts. You should also understand what’s not going to make the trip to the new phone. Yesterday, I bought a Nokia Lumia 900, replacing my previous Windows Phone handset, the Samsung Focus S. The phone itself is beautiful, and while it would be all-too-easy to spend some time simply discussing its admirable form factor, I’ll put that off until tomorrow so I can focus first on a more pragmatic endeavor: Setting up this phone the way I want it and copying over as much of the data from the previous phone as is possible or desirable. Sadly, Windows Phone doesn’t offer a complete solution for this, akin to Apple’s iCloud, though my understanding is that such a thing is coming with Windows Phone 8. For now, we must undergo a process that involves some automatic and many manual steps. And certain things simply aren’t possible yet, including moving over text messages. ... <Snip Rest... See Article at Link Above>. ###
Note: Paul Thurrott is no stranger to Windows Phones. He published "Windows Phone 7 Secrets" (480 pages) for Wiley back in November 2010. I suspect he'll have a "Windows Phone 8 Secrets" when WinPhone 8 is released. He is currently working on "Windows 8 Secrets" with Rafael Rivera who coauthored "Windows 7 Secrets" with him.
- Eric -