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My Windows Phone 7, 1st edition

  • Brien Posey

Published by Que Publishing (December 23rd 2011) - Copyright © 2012

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My Windows Phone 7

ISBN-13: 9780789748256

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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Windows Phone 7 photos so that you can see exactly what to do


Help when you run into Windows Phone 7problems or limitations


Tips and Notes to help you get the most from yourWindows Phone 7 device


Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Windows Phone 7 working just the way you want. Learn how to:


• Get started fast! Covers Windows Phone 7.5 Mango release.

• Master Windows Phone 7’s elegant interface and powerful shortcuts

• Quickly set up ringtones, voicemail, Airplane Mode, wallpaper, accessibility, and more

• Connect to the Internet, Wi-Fi networks, and Bluetooth devices

• Get and send messages easily via Outlook, Windows Live, and Google accounts

• Find almost anything with content search, contact search, and Bing web search

• Work seamlessly with OneNote, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint documents

• Use Zune and Marketplace to import media content and download applications

• Discover your phone’s built-in apps, and easily pin them to your Start screen

• Store content in the cloud, with Microsoft SkyDrive

• Reach your destination faster with Maps, GPS, and turn-by-turn voice directions

• Use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn social networking via the People Hub

• Capture, store, and share photos

• Track your calendar—including events stored on Microsoft Exchange

• Use the Xbox LIVE Hub to transform your Windows Phone into a great mobile gaming system

Table of contents

Introduction    1

The History of Windows Mobile    1

My Impressions of Windows Phone 7    5

1  Getting Started with Windows Phone 7    9

Minimum Hardware Specifications    9

The Phone’s External Features    10

The Initial Configuration    13

Configuring the Phone Using the Recommended

Settings    13

Configuring the Phone Using Custom Settings    17

Install the Zune Software    20

Installing Zune Software    20

Adding the Phone to Zune    22

Updating the Phone    23

Using the Zune Software to Check for Updates    23

Checking for Updates Without the Zune Software    24

The New Interface    25

The Lock Screen    25

The Start Screen    26

Using the Phone’s Hardware Buttons    28

Touch Gestures    30

The Soft Keyboard    31

The Hardware Keyboard    35

Customizing the Start Screen    36

Moving a Tile    36

Removing a Tile    36

Adding a Tile    37

Resetting Your Phone    38

2  Basic Device Settings    41

Accessing the Device Settings    41

Themes    43

Wi-Fi Networking    43

Enabling or Disabling Wi-Fi    44

Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network    44

Removing Known Networks    47

Changing Wallpaper    48

Screen Time Out    49

Passwords    50

Enable a Password    50

Change Your Password    51

Disable a Password    52

Date and Time    53

Setting the Date and Time Automatically    54

Setting the Date and Time Manually    55

Changing Time Zones    56

Using Military Time    57

Disabling Military Time    58

Screen Brightness    58

Automatically Adjusting the Screen Brightness    58

Manually Adjusting the Screen Brightness    59

Controlling the Keyboard’s Behavior    60

Setting the Keyboard Language    60

Clearing Custom Suggestions    61

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