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.
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.