After tons of rumors and set of predictions on Windows Phone 7 all over Internet, Microsoft came up with first Windows Phone 7 minor update today and it working seamlessly (Not like those “Fear” updates when you don’t know what will happen to your PC when it restarts ! ) along with Zune software from where you get that update.
What’s this update all about ? : (via Windows Phone Blog)
This first update for Windows Phone is designed to improve the software update process itself. So while it might not sound exciting, it’s still important because it’s paving the way for all future goodie-filled updates to your phone, such as copy and paste or improved Marketplace search.
In the future, I encourage you to check out our new update history page on the Windows Phone website for a brief, plain-English summary of what each update does or what features it adds to your phone.
We made some improvements to the way we deliver software updates to ensure that the process keeps working smoothly for you.
Why I say Small Update but Big start :
People going crazy over Mobile devices and Tabs especially after recent Dual Core mobile and HTC Tab announcements, War seems to be very big and long time ! There are also sad news about Steve Jobs ( I wish him speedy recovery and wish to see him on stage with brand new version of iPhone, great man ! )
There are so many things getting said about success of Windows Phone 7 (Still white elephant in Asia) but today Microsoft did a brave job by throwing updates to WP7 owners across the globes.
This update is small software update but for those who think Microsoft is just making announcements, Nope ! they are now actually started changing the game and today’s update was first move ! Wait for more updates, WP7 going to shake the world for sure ..after all its Microsoft :)
Congratulations to Windows Phone 7 Team at Microsoft !
Updates are available.. Really? :
If you are WP7 owner, Check your settings tab and see the phone updates,you should have following on your actual phone
How do I Install ? :
Microsoft given a step-by-step guide that you just need to (blindly) follow here :
Once you plug your phone to PC you will see following screen in Zune :
Now just click on Update Now and sit back and relax ! Make sure you do not make any calls during this and also do not remove connectivity of device with PC,It will start throwing updates like this :
On phone it will look like :
On Zune it will look like :
On your device it will look like this with a progress bar :
It will do reboot your Phone (Not PC !, Thanks for that !!) and finally you can have beer if you see screen below (else throw the same beer bottle on phone and PC !) :
Done ! ..so our First update on Windows Phone 7 is success !
I will come back soon with more stuff on Silverlight (Yes ! soon I will be posting few Silverlight things but after some time) and Windows Phone 7, so stay tuned !