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#1 Nazmus Shakib Khandaker

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:08

If you are using Windows 8 or Windows RT, you no longer need to use the outdated Zune software to manage and sync your Windows Phone. There is a "Windows Phone" app on the Windows Store for both Windows 8 and Windows RT. It's a Metro-Style app that replaces the need for the Zune PC software to tether your Windows Phone to the PC.

Here are the screenshots and a description from Microsoft:

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Your computer and your Windows Phone 8 work together seamlessly with the Windows Phone app so you always have your photos, videos, and music, and more where you want them.
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What’s included

Features

Get your music, photos, and videos from your computer to your phone (and vice versa).
Quickly share things from your phone with Windows 8 apps (like Photos, or Search). You don’t even have to open the Windows Phone app to move things around.
Automatically save photos and videos you take with your phone to your PC.
See at a glance how much space you’re using for each type of content, so it’s easy to make sure you never run out of room on your phone.
Get to WindowsPhone.com to download apps, learn more about your phone, or find it if it’s lost.

Download the app here, from Microsoft: http://apps.microsof...94-9ce469ae3009


#2 remixedcat

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:11

it looks like the same UI as the other music app tho... might try it tho

#3 primexx

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:16

does it also do updates for WP?

#4 spudtrooper

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:19

Looking good! looking good! Just wish MS had kept their podcast tab/support built into client as well. I think its pretty awesome i'll be able to manage my phone from my surface ;)

#5 OP Nazmus Shakib Khandaker

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:22

does it also do updates for WP?


I had the same question in mind. It doesn't mention updates in the app description. Perhaps for Windows Phone 7, you will still need the Zune PC software to update. However, Windows Phone 8 updates over the air, so with Windows Phone 8, there is absolutely no need to use the ancient Zune Software.

Looking good! looking good! Just wish MS had kept their podcast tab/support built into client as well. I think its pretty awesome i'll be able to manage my phone from my surface ;)


Yup! Imagine trying to manage an iPhone with an iPad. ;)

#6 BigBoy

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:27

Yey, that did not take long. Sweet!

#7 siah1214

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:29

Doesn't seem to work with 7.5 :(

#8 spudtrooper

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:37

Doesn't seem to work with 7.5 :(


What phone do you have? did it give any warnings? wonder if it will require 7.8 or whatever they're calling the so long and thanks for all the fish build for 7.x devices?

#9 ahhell

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:41

Maybe it will sync with WP7.8 when it comes out?

#10 wv@gt

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:46

any news on a mac software update?

#11 Omen1393

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:56

I can also confirm that it doesn't work on Windows Phone 7.5, it most likely won't work on Windows Phone 7.8 either. My guess is the reason is because Metro apps don't have access to Windows Phone since it isn't format in a way that Metro app apis can recognize.

#12 trip21

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:07

Any news on Win7 version of it?

#13 rfirth

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:09

Right. It doesn't work with Windows Phone 7.5. Hopefully it works with Windows Phone 7.8. We'll learn more tomorrow.

10AM Pacific time tomorrow... less than 14 hours away.

#14 OP Nazmus Shakib Khandaker

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:34

Right. It doesn't work with Windows Phone 7.5. Hopefully it works with Windows Phone 7.8. We'll learn more tomorrow.

10AM Pacific time tomorrow... less than 14 hours away.


Good point! I almost forgot. This might have rolled out in preparation for the WP8 event tomorrow!

#15 HawkMan

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:18

it looks like the same UI as the other music app tho... might try it tho


Yeah, it used to be called Metro. Also it's not a media player, it's a sync/management software for your windows phone.



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