Farewell Microsoft® My Phone Service‏

Microsoft-My-Phone-LogoThe Windows Phone Team sent a final notice to all Windows Mobile 6.x  users regarding the shutting down of the Microsoft® My Phone Service‏.  Sad to say, I’m affected on this impact because I’m a Windows Mobile 6.5 user too. Microsoft® My Phone was big help for me because every time I reset  to factory default, I sync my contacts, documents, photos on  this service.

But don’t worry, because all my My Phone content such as  Microsoft Office documents. Contacts, calendar entries, text messages and photos will move to Windows Live SkyDrive starting August 7, 2011.

It’s time to say farewell Microsoft® My Phone.

Below is the letter I received from  The Windows Phone Team

FINAL NOTICE: Shut-down of Microsoft® My Phone Service

August 6, 2011

Dear Windows Mobile 6.x customer,

Microsoft will be discontinuing the My Phone service for Windows Mobile 6.x. Because you may be affected, please review the information below.

My Phone To Be Discontinued

On August 7, 2011, the My Phone service will stop saving content from phones to the My Phone service. If you use the My Phone service to back up the content on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone, you will be affected.

Starting on August 7, 2011, Microsoft will begin moving your My Phone content to Windows Live SkyDrive. SkyDrive is Microsoft’s free online storage service that helps you access and share your files such as photos and Microsoft Office documents. Contacts, calendar entries, text messages and photos from your My Phone account will be moved to SkyDrive for you. Once moved, you will be able to access this content by logging into SkyDrive using the Windows Live ID that you used to register for the My Phone service.

Other content types, including videos, music, documents and favourites will not be moved from My Phone to SkyDrive for you. If you want this content, you must save it from the My Phone service to your local PC.

On October 6, 2011, the My Phone website at http://www.microsoft.com/myphone will no longer be available. On this date, you will no longer be able to log in to the My Phone service to access your content stored to the My Phone service. Microsoft will continue to store your My Phone content for one (1) year. A copy of your content can be shipped to you on a CD/DVD upon request until October 5, 2012.

Take Action

To learn more about the My Phone service shutdown, including information about your content moving to Windows Live SkyDrive and how to save other content to your local PC, please visit this web site:


Microsoft is committed to making this transition easy. In the meantime, we want to sincerely thank you for your use of Windows Mobile 6.x.

-The Windows Phone Team


Big success for XNA Game Studio Training – Windows Phone 7 Olympics

Even the weather yesterday (July 30, 2011) was so bad, the speakers and of course the participants of the training were bravely quest the heavy rain. The Mobile Developers Group of the Philippines, Microsoft Philippines and Windows Phone 7 Olympics Partners have a great deliveries of talks, on first part of Windows Phone 7 Olympics – XNA Game Studio Training held at  Microsoft Philippines HQ.

Speakers of XNA Game Studio Training


Jojo Ayson (MVP) – Developing Innovative Applications for Mobile Devices


Paul Gadi – Game Entrepreneurship Opportunities and IGDA Manila Initiatives for 2011


Jon Limjap (MVP) – Monetizing your Mobile Applications


Christopher Misola (PHIWUG) – Introduction to Programming With XNA Game Studio


Adrian Rodriguez (MVP) – Designing XNA Games for Windows Phone 7


Mark Gutierrez – Programming With XNA Game Studio
Allan Spartacus Mangune (MVP) – Creating Reusable XNA Game Framework


In addition, Mr. Jojo Asyon share his presentation slide – click here to download


Photos from Windows Mobile 6.5 – Samsung BT7320l


The second part of Windows Phone 7 Olympic would be on August 6, 2011. This the real rock-n-roll to all mobile developers joined the program.

To all Windows Phone 7 Game Olympics speakers, organizers and partners, thank you for sharing your mobile development experiences to us. Soon Philippines will also known as no.1 mobile developers in the planet.

By the way, one of great speaker, Mr. Norbert Aquende (MVP) got fever day prior to the training, his talk would be Integrating Mobile Marketing & Advergaming Concepts to Mobile Applications. Hey sir Norbert, get well soon.





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