My Windows Phone 7

My Windows Phone 7

by Brien Posey


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789748256
Publisher: Que
Publication date: 01/06/2012
Series: My... Series
Pages: 429
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Brien Posey is a seven-time Microsoft MVP with two decades of IT experience. Prior to becoming a freelance technical writer, Brien served as CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities.He has also worked as a network administrator for some of the nation’s largest insurance companies and for the Department of Defense at Fort Knox.

Since going freelance in 2001, Brien has become a prolific technical author. He has published many thousands of articles and numerous books on a wide variety of IT topics (primarily focusing on enterprise networking). In addition to his writing, Brien has provided consulting services to clients all over the world and occasionally speaks at various IT conferences.

When Brien isn’t busy writing, he enjoys traveling to exotic places around the world with his wife,Taz.Together they have visited more than 50 countries. In fact, a portion of this book was written during an expedition to Antarctica. Some of Brien’s other personal interests include scuba diving, aviation, and shredding waves in his Cigarette boat.

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

Region and Languages 62

Accessibility 63

Find My Phone 64

Configuring the Find My Phone Settings 64

Finding Your Phone 66

About Your Phone 67

Providing Feedback 68

3 Messaging 71

Setting Up a Windows Live Account 71

Setting Up Exchange Email 72

Simplified Exchange Server Connectivity 73

Advanced Exchange Server Connectivity 74

Connecting to Yahoo! Mail 76

Connecting to Google Mail 77

Setting Up POP3 / IMAP4 Messaging 78

Microsoft Outlook Mobile 80

Accessing Your Mailbox 80

The Outlook Mobile Interface 81

The Anatomy of a Message 82

Opening a Message 82

Opening an Attachment 83

Replying to a Message 83

Replying to Multiple Recipients 84

Forwarding a Message 85

Viewing New Mail 85

Viewing Urgent Mail 86

Deleting a Message 87

Marking a Message as Read 89

Marking a Message as Unread 90

Marking Multiple Messages as Read or Unread 90

Moving a Message 91

Performing a Bulk Move 92

Viewing Folders 93

Flagging a Message 94

Composing a New Message 97

Canceling a New Message 99

Adding Message Attachments 100

Setting Message Priority 102

CC and Blind CC 103

Checking for New Mail 104

Removing Mail Accounts 104

Linking Mailboxes 105

Unlinking Inboxes 106

Conversation View 107

Message Signatures 107

Blind CCing Yourself 108

4 The Multimedia Experience 111

The Summary Screen 111

Setting Up a Zune Account 112

Managing Your Collection 115

Adding Music to Your Phone 116

Adding Videos to Your Phone 117

Adding Pictures to Your Phone 118

Adding Podcasts to Your Phone 119

Configuring Sync Options 125

Sync Groups 126

Removing Synchronized Content 131

Wirelessly Syncing Your Phone 132

Playing Music Through the Phone 134

Playing Songs 134

The Play Screen 135

Playing an Album 136

Playing a Music Genre 137

Playing a Specific Artist 138

Play Lists 139

Creating a Play List 140

Adding a Playlist to the Phone 142

Playing a Playlist 143

Creating an Auto Playlist 144

Playing Music in the Background 145

Controlling Music From the Start Screen 146

Using the Smart DJ 146

Playing Videos 148

The Video Screen 149

Making a Video Selection 150

Editing Video Metadata 151

Categorizing Television Shows 153

Viewing Your Pictures Through the Phone 154

Viewing Pictures 155

Radio 156

Tuning a Radio Station 157

Adding a Radio Station to Your Favorites List 158

Accessing Your Favorite Radio Stations 158

Removing a Favorite Station 159

History 160

Playing Music from the History Page 160

Displaying New Content 161

Erasing All Content 162

Managing Multiple Devices 163

Forgetting a Device 164

5 Windows Phone 7 Apps. 167

Alarms 167

Setting an Alarm 168

Disabling an Alarm 169

Deleting an Alarm 169

Calculator 170

Accessing the Calculator 170

The Scientific Calculator 170

Calendar 171

Accessing the Calendar 171

Calendar Views 171

Accessing a Full Month 174

Viewing a Specific Date 175

Creating an Appointment 175

Customizing Your Calendar’s Contents 181

The To-Do List 182

Camera 188

Taking a Picture 188

Adjusting the Zoom 189

Photo Settings 189

Video Mode 191

Turning Off the Video Light 193

Viewing Your Pictures 194

Adding a Picture to Your Favorites 194

Viewing Your Favorite Pictures 195

Sorting Pictures by Date 196

Deleting a Picture 196

Putting Pictures on Your SkyDrive 197

Uploading a Picture to SkyDrive 197

Sharing Your Pictures 198

Configuring the Camera’s Configuration Settings 199

Internet Explorer 200

Browsing the Web 200

Zooming a Page 201

Adding a Page to Your Favorites 201

Accessing Your Favorites List 202

Removing a Page from Your Favorites 202

Accessing Your Browsing History 203

Tabbed Browsing 203

Sharing a Web Page 204

Adding a Page to the Start Screen 205

Internet Explorer Settings 206

Marketplace 207

The Marketplace Interface 207

Application Updates 208

Updating an Application 209

Finding New Applications 210

Viewing an Application 211

Installing an Application 212

Installing an App Through the Zune Software 214

Removing an App 215

The Zune Marketplace 215

6 Microsoft Office Mobile. 219

Accessing Microsoft Office 220

Making Office Accessible from the Start Screen 221

The Microsoft Office Screens 222

One Note 222

Creating a New One Note Document 223

Giving Your One Note Document a Title 223

Opening One Note Documents 224

Deleting a One Note Document 225

Pinning a Document to the Start Screen 226

Creating a Numbered List 226

Creating a Bullet List 227

Adding Pictures 228

Adding Audio 228

Adding a To-Do List 229

Controlling Indention 230

Formatting One Note Text 231

Saving a One Note Document 232

Sharing a One Note Document 232

Excel 233

Creating a New Spreadsheet 233

Adding Data to a Spreadsheet 234

Adding a Comment to a Cell 234

Viewing a Comment 236

Viewing All Comments 236

Searching a Spreadsheet 237

Selecting Cells 237

Viewing Cell Text 238

Freezing a Pane 239

Applying Formatting Options 240

Sorting a Column 241

Multilevel Sorting 242

Filtering Cell Contents 243

Undo and Redo 244

Charting 244

Accessing Charts and Sheets 245

Saving a Spreadsheet 245

Sharing a Spreadsheet 246

Fitting Text 246

Hiding Columns 247

Auto Sum 247

Word 248

Creating a New Word Document 248

The Microsoft Word Interface 249

Copy and Paste 250

Applying Text Effects 251

Locating Text Within a Document 252

Adding a Comment 253

Viewing a Comment 253

Documents with Multiple Comments 254

Sending the Document 255

Saving the Document 256

PowerPoint 258

Opening a PowerPoint Document 258

Viewing PowerPoint Slides 259

Viewing a Specific Slide 260

Adding Notes to a Slide 260

Viewing Slide Notes 260

Editing a Slide 261

Saving the Document 263

Sending the Document 264

Locations 265

Phone 266

Office 365 266

SharePoint 267

SkyDrive 270

Changing Office Mobile Settings 271

7 XBOX Gaming 273

Accessing the XBOX Live Hub 273

Connecting an XBOX Live Account 275

Joining XBOX Live 275

Using an Existing XBOX Live Account 277

The XBOX Live Hub 279

Creating or Editing Your XBOX Live Profile 280

Adjust Your Privacy Settings 282

Customizing Your Avatar 285

Achievements 288

Friends 289

Accessing Your Friends List 290

Sending Messages to Your Friends 295

Finding a New Game 296

Installing a Game 298

Playing a Game 300

Rating and Reviewing a Game 301

Uninstalling a Game 302

8 The Phone 305

Making a Phone Call 306

Calling Your Contacts 307

Ending a Call 308

The Speaker Phone 308

Muting a Call 309

Accessing the Keypad 309

Missed Calls 310

Accessing Your Voice Mail 311

Conference Calling 313

Answering a Call 315

Call Waiting 316

Changing Ringtones 316

Using Custom Ringtones 318

Talking Caller ID 320

Call History 320

International Assist 322

SIM Security 322

Enabling SIM Security 323

How SIM Security Works 323

Airplane Mode 326

Enabling Airplane Mode 326

Bluetooth 327

Pairing Your Phone with a Bluetooth Device 327

SMS Text Messaging 329

Reading a Text Message 329

Replying to a Text Message 330

Sending a New Text Message 330

Sending a Text Message to a Contact 331

Sending a Picture Through a Text Message 333

Sending a Picture from the Camera 335

Text Conversations 336

Delivery Confirmation 340

Group Text 341

9 Search 343

The Search Button 343

Call History 344

Contact Search 346

Searching for a Contact 346

Bing Search 347

Conducting a Bing Search 347

Searching by Voice 348

Bing Music 350

Bing Vision 351

Searching with Internet Explorer 353

Search Engines 353

Adding a Search Engine to the Start Screen 354

Working with Suggested Sites 355

The Address Bar 356

Maps 358

Getting Directions 360

Finding Yourself 364

Search 364

Searching for a Destination 365

Clearing Map History 368

Documents 369

Searching for a Document 369

Searching Email 370

Setting the Search Language 371

Deleting Search History 371

10 Social Networking. 375

The People Hub 375

Profile Information 377

Viewing a Profile 378

Adding a Contact 379

Editing a Profile 380

Information Stored in a Profile 380

Deleting a Contact 382

Searching for a Contact 383

Finding a Contact Quickly 383

Pinning a Contact to the Start Screen 384

Linking Contacts 385

Merging Contacts 385

Adding a New Group 387

Changing a Group’s Membership 388

Renaming a Group 389

Pinning a Group to the Start Screen 389

Deleting a Group 390

Facebook Integration 390

Connecting to Facebook 390

Enabling Facebook Chat 391

Configuring Social Network Settings 392

Viewing a Wall Post 393

Writing on a Friend’s Facebook Wall 396

Pictures in Facebook 396

Viewing a Friend’s Facebook Albums 398

Accessing Albums from the Pictures Hub 398

Viewing All Recent Facebook Photos 399

Viewing Your Own Wall 399

Facebook Chat 403

Twitter 405

Configuring Your Twitter Account 405

Sending a Tweet 406

Checking Your Tweets 406

Responding to a Tweet 407

Retweeting 407

LinkedIn 408

Accessing LinkedIn Content 409

Responding to a LinkedIn Post 409

Posting a Message 410

The Feeds Filter 411

The Me Tile 412

Notifications 412

Index 415

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