Microsoft Providing Minor Update to Windows Phone 7
Microsoft today revealed that it has its first minor system update for devices running Windows Phone 7. This is not the major system update that brings copy-and-paste and multitasking, rather, it is a preparatory update that is meant to help ready WP7 devices for the larger update coming later this year. Microsoft said that it will begin sending out alerts to WP7 device users starting today in waves that will notify them that their device is ready for the update. The update process involves connecting to a PC or Apple computer using Zune or WP7 Connector for Mac, respectively. Users then need only follow the directions provided by the desktop software. Microsoft recommends that WP7 users update their Zune or WP7 Connector for Mac desktop software before updating their WP7 device.
Microsoft Pushing Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update
Microsoft today made the Windows 10 Anniversary update available to devices running Windows 10 Mobile. The update is the first major improvement to the Windows 10 platform.
Windows 10 for PCs Lands July 29; No Word On Mobile
Microsoft today announced that Windows 10 will be available as a free download to PCs and tablets on July 29. Most hardware running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 should be able to upgrade to the new operating system.
Microsoft Says Older Phones Won't Get Windows 10 Until 2016
Microsoft today said owners of handsets running Windows Phone 8 / 8.1 will have to wait a bit longer to receive Windows 10. The update was originally expected to arrive this month, but Microsoft has now delayed the rollout.
Microsoft to Sidestep Carriers for Windows 10 Mobile Updates
Microsoft said it plans to take a more active role in making sure the existing base of Windows 10 smartphones has the latest code. The company is taking a page from Apple and will not rely on carriers to deliver operating system updates.
Windows is still a disaster.
1. Customer receives a message "you have a software update available"
2. Customer comes running to me trying to get me to do it at the store.
3. Customer screams at me for a couple of minutes before finally going home and trying to do it themselves.
4. Customer calls asking for the website that I wrote down for them.
5. Customer realizes they need "Windows Device Manager" in order to do any kind of upgrading.
6. Customer tries to download Windows device manager and Microsoft asks them if they are running 32bit or 64bit.
7. Customer calls me to ask if they are running 32bit or 64bit.
8. Customer figures out what they are running, selects the appropriate dow...
This is going to be the typical software update scenario:
Oh, shut up. Geezus.