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If you are using Windows 8 or Windows RT, you no longer need to use the outdated Zune software to manage and sync your Windows Phone.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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it looks like the same UI as the other music app tho... might try it tho

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does it also do updates for WP?

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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 ;)

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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. ;)

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Yey, that did not take long. Sweet!

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Doesn't seem to work with 7.5 :(

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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?

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

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any news on a mac software update?

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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.

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Any news on Win7 version of it?

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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.

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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!

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

that sucks how it's not an all-in-one...

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No desktop version? Awesome.

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that sucks how it's not an all-in-one...

Why ? why would you need your phone sync tool combined with yoru music player ? they are all in one in that they are all metro and all work together anyway, since they all use the same libraries they don't need to be one massive bloated app, but can be divided into separate smaller purpose built apps. especially since most people won't need the sync software since they sync wirelessly and over the cloud. Cable syncing is getting old fashioned so bloating the media apps with what doesn't belong there in the first place makes no sense.

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No desktop version? Awesome.

Windows 8 will work on desktops, so you can run this app on your Desktop and Laptop PCs. I don't see a need for a desktop version.

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Windows 8 will work on desktops, so you can run this app on your Desktop and Laptop PCs. I don't see a need for a desktop version.

Its just a shame. Metro apps just suck in my opinion and breaks my flow. It's just annoying I am being forced into using a metro app when I had a nice desktop version previously.

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Its just a shame. Metro apps just suck in my opinion and breaks my flow. It's just annoying I am being forced into using a metro app when I had a nice desktop version previously.

You still will. Do you honestly believe that Microsoft would release Windows Phone 8 without a desktop client? Microsoft still has to support Windows 7 and Mac OS X. They aren't going to break those pre-existing clients and they aren't going to dump those platforms. And any desktop client for Windows 7 (like Zune... probably will still be Zune...) will work just fine on Windows 8.

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can you minimize it?

can you send ti to taskbar?

and still use it in desktop while it only takes up a tiny area in taskbar?

were is a proper desktop app

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They all use the same libraries they don't need to be one massive bloated app, but can be divided into separate smaller purpose built apps.

WTF?

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Windows 8 will work on desktops, so you can run this app on your Desktop and Laptop PCs. I don't see a need for a desktop version.

Not everyone will be running Windows 8.

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WTF?

WTF what?

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