Feeds

Microsoft locks down Windows Phone 7 code

10 million hours of test

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Windows Phone 7 is finally finished.

On Wednesday, Microsoft said that code for Windows Phone 7 has been released to manufacturing, meaning OEMs who made Microsoft's tight cut as phone suppliers can start installing version 1.0 of Microsoft's smartphone operating system on devices.

Vice president of Windows Phone engineering Terry Myerson blogged that Windows Phone 7 has been tested on nearly 10,000 devices per day and subjected to nearly 10 million hours of tests.

"We are ready," Myerson wrote.

Since the latest Windows Phone 7 code drop, July's technical preview, Microsoft's added the ability for users to filter their contacts so only Facebook friends "they really know" will show up. Also, you can quickly post a message to somebody's Facebook page, Myerson wrote.

Phones running Windows Phone 7 are due to be released with the operating system's official launch in October for Europe and November for the US, according to Microsoft watcher Mary-Jo Foley. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Whitepapers

10 ways wire data helps conquer IT complexity
IT teams can automatically detect problems across the IT environment, spot data theft, select unique pieces of transaction payloads to send to a data source, and more.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.