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Windows Phone 7 Made Simple

Book Description

With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft has created a completely new smartphone operating system that focuses on allowing users to be productive with their smartphone in new ways, while offering seamless integration and use of Microsoft Office Mobile as well as other productivity apps available in the Microsoft App Store.

Windows Phone 7 Made Simple offers a clear, visual, step-by-step approach to using your Windows Phone 7 smartphone, no matter what the manufacturer. Author Jon Westfall is an expert in mobile devices, recognized by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with experience teaching both businesses and consumers. This book will get you started with the basics and then teach you tricks and shortcuts that will save you time and help you maximize your productivity.

What you'll learn

  • How to set up your Windows Phone 7

  • Understand the features that set Windows Phone 7 apart from others, such as Live Tiles

  • Explore and download apps from the Windows Phone 7 App Store

  • Navigate and use Windows Office Mobile on your Windows Phone 7

  • Migrate files to/from your smartphone and your desktop

  • Connect your Windows Phone 7 to your desktop using Microsoft's Zune software

Who this book is for

This book is for new users of the Windows Phone 7 smartphone, as well as those upgrading from other smartphones.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. About the Technical Reviewer
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. I. Quick Start Guide
    1. The Windows Phone 7 Interface
      1. Condensed Steps
        1. Basic Phone Functions
        2. Smartphone Functions
        3. Microsoft Exclusives
        4. Settings and Configuration
  6. II. Introduction
    1. Welcome to Windows Phone 7!
      1. Getting the Most out of Windows Phone 7 Made Simple
        1. Windows Phone 7, the Name
        2. Navigating This Book
          1. Day in the Life of a Windows Phone 7 User
          2. Part I: Quick Start Guide
          3. Part II: Introduction
          4. Part III: Your Windows Phone 7
        3. Quickly Locating Tips and Notes
        4. Feedback!
  7. III. You and Your Windows Phone 7...
    1. 1. Setting up Your Windows Phone
      1. 1.1. What Is Windows Phone 7?
      2. 1.2. Powering Up
      3. 1.3. Your Start Screen and Live Tiles
    2. 2. Making Phone Calls
      1. 2.1. Dialing a Number
      2. 2.2. Dialing a Person from Your Contacts
      3. 2.3. Configuring Call Settings
    3. 3. Setting up Accounts
      1. 3.1. Adding Your Windows Live Account(s)
      2. 3.2. Adding Your Work Exchange / Outlook Account
      3. 3.3. Adding a Google Gmail Account
      4. 3.4. Adding Other Accounts
    4. 4. Using Email
      1. 4.1. Viewing and Reading Messages
      2. 4.2. Composing an Email
      3. 4.3. Working With Folders
      4. 4.4. Setting Email Options
    5. 5. Setting up and Using Facebook and Twitter
      1. 5.1. Adding Your Facebook Account to Your Phone
      2. 5.2. Downloading and Installing the Facebook Application
      3. 5.3. Using the Facebook Application
      4. 5.4. Downloading and Installing the Twitter Application
      5. 5.5. Using the Twitter Application
    6. 6. Customizing Your Phone
      1. 6.1. Re-arranging the Start Screen
      2. 6.2. Changing the Theme
      3. 6.3. Setting the Screen Brightness
      4. 6.4. Configuring Ringtones and Sounds
      5. 6.5. Configuring Keyboard Options
    7. 7. Setting up Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
      1. 7.1. What is Bluetooth?
      2. 7.2. Turning Bluetooth on and Pairing a Headset
      3. 7.3. Removing a Paired Device
      4. 7.4. What is Wi-Fi?
      5. 7.5. Connecting to a Wi-Fi Hotspot
      6. 7.6. Changing Advanced Wi-Fi Settings and Removing Networks
    8. 8. Managing and Securing Your Phone
      1. 8.1. Setting the Lock Screen Wallpaper and Password
      2. 8.2. Using Windows Live To Find Your Phone
    9. 9. Searching Your Phone and Using Speech
      1. 9.1. Understanding the Search Button
      2. 9.2. Understanding Web Search Results
      3. 9.3. Using Speech
      4. 9.4. Customizing Search Settings
      5. 9.5. Searching for Your Information
    10. 10. Connecting With People: Using the People Live Tile
      1. 10.1. Adding a Person to Your Contacts
      2. 10.2. Browsing, Editing, and Linking Your Contacts
      3. 10.3. Pinning and Deleting
      4. 10.4. Finding Out What's New!
    11. 11. Setting Alarms and Reminders
      1. 11.1. Setting an Alarm
      2. 11.2. Setting a Calendar Reminder
      3. 11.3. Setting up Calendar Reminders Online
    12. 12. Using and Customizing the Calendar
      1. 12.1. Accessing Your Calendar and Customizing Its Colors
      2. 12.2. Adding a Calendar Appointment
      3. 12.3. Understanding and Setting Appointment Details
      4. 12.4. Editing or Deleting a Calendar Appointment
    13. 13. Using Text Messaging
      1. 13.1. Starting a Text Message
      2. 13.2. Sending Messages and Pictures
      3. 13.3. Managing Conversations and Text Messaging Settings
        1. 13.3.1. Deleting a Conversation
        2. 13.3.2. Text Messaging Settings
    14. 14. Surfing the Web With Internet Explorer
      1. 14.1. Starting Internet Explorer and Browsing to a Page
      2. 14.2. Using and Managing Your Favorite Sites and History
      3. 14.3. Working With Tabs
      4. 14.4. Exploring, Sharing, and Pinning Pages
      5. 14.5. Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
    15. 15. Taking Pictures and Putting Them Online
      1. 15.1. Exploring the Pictures Live Tile
      2. 15.2. Taking a Picture
      3. 15.3. Sharing Photos With Others
      4. 15.4. Setting Picture and Camera Options
    16. 16. Using Windows Live Services
      1. 16.1. Windows Live SkyDrive: the Storage
      2. 16.2. Connecting With the World: Windows Live Profiles
      3. 16.3. Using Office Online
    17. 17. Using Microsoft OneNote Mobile
      1. 17.1. Viewing and Creating Notes
      2. 17.2. Getting Fancy: Lists, Pictures, and Formatting
      3. 17.3. Pinning, Sharing, and Searching Notes
      4. 17.4. Synchronizing Notes With SkyDrive
    18. 18. Using Microsoft Office Word Mobile
      1. 18.1. Starting Word and Creating a New File
      2. 18.2. Editing a Document
      3. 18.3. Opening a Document
      4. 18.4. Word Menu Options
    19. 19. Using Microsoft Office Excel Mobile
      1. 19.1. Starting Excel Mobile and Creating a New File
      2. 19.2. Editing a Spreadsheet: Entering Data
      3. 19.3. Viewing Options
      4. 19.4. Similarities to Word Mobile
    20. 20. Using Microsoft PowerPoint Mobile
      1. 20.1. Viewing a PowerPoint Document
      2. 20.2. Editing a Slide Show
      3. 20.3. Opening a Saved Slide Show
    21. 21. Connecting to SharePoint
      1. 21.1. Connecting to a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Server
      2. 21.2. Connecting to an Earlier Version of Microsoft SharePoint
      3. 21.3. Troubleshooting SharePoint Connections
        1. 21.3.1. Resolving the "Can't Open" Error
        2. 21.3.2. Resolving the "Can't Connect" Error
    22. 22. Using Maps
      1. 22.1. Getting Started: Opening Maps and Finding Your Location
      2. 22.2. Finding a Location and Getting Directions
      3. 22.3. Maps Settings and Menu Options
    23. 23. Connecting to the Zune Software
      1. 23.1. Downloading and Installing Zune
      2. 23.2. Exploring the Zune Software
      3. 23.3. Connecting Your Windows Phone 7 Device to Zune
      4. 23.4. Synchronizing With Sync Groups
      5. 23.5. Music, Videos, and Radio on Your Device
    24. 24. Using Your Phone With Xbox LIVE
      1. 24.1. Accessing and Navigating the Xbox LIVE Tile
      2. 24.2. Installing Xbox LIVE Extras
      3. 24.3. Modifying Your Avatar and Checking Achievements
      4. 24.4. A Few Final Notes
    25. 25. Exploring the Marketplace
      1. 25.1. Finding Applications and Installing Them
      2. 25.2. Uninstalling Applications
      3. 25.3. Finding Music and Videos
      4. 25.4. Using Zune Desktop Software to Discover Applications, Music, and Videos
    26. 26. Updating Your Phone
      1. 26.1. Why Update?
      2. 26.2. Checking for Updates
      3. 26.3. Installing a Windows Phone Update
    27. 27. Resources to Explore
      1. 27.1. Going Official—Help From Microsoft
      2. 27.2. Individual Websites, Forums, and Blogs
      3. 27.3. User Groups
      4. 27.4. Finally...