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  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 448
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4825-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4825-6

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

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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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