New Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac released

While there are most likely just a few Windows Phone device owners who also own a Mac, there are enough that Microsoft has released a version of the Windows Phone 7 Connector software for Mac users. This week, Microsoft has released a new version of the software which can be downloaded via Apple's Mac App Store.

While the new version is labeled as 2.02, it's not entirely clear what has been changed in this new build. The change notes are the same as the previous 2.01 release. WPCentral.com speculates that the 2.02 version includes some improvements and fixes for previous connectivity problems that have been an issue with linking a Windows Phone device to a Mac.

Obviously, if you own both a Windows Phone and a Mac, you will need to get this software download. Previous versions of the software have allowed users to transfer ringtones for Windows Phone 7.5 devices, added drag and drop importing of files via Browse Device and more. With the launch of two more Windows Phone devices next week (the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II), there may be a lot more Mac owners who will need to get this additional software support.

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Still no way to synchronize contacts!
They really don't get it. It has been the single showstopper feature for friends of mine that are Mac users but would like to jump into the Windows Phone bandwagon.

TheCyberKnight said,
Still no way to synchronize contacts!
They really don't get it. It has been the single showstopper feature for friends of mine that are Mac users but would like to jump into the Windows Phone bandwagon.

you can't sync directly with windows either, you have to first sync your contacts with the "cloud". So aall you need to do is create an account in gmail or windows live and sync that with the mac first.

.Neo said,
So, how do I sync my Address Book with Windows Phone 7 if I don't want to use Google?
Shhh! You'll blow the whole thing.

.Neo said,
So, how do I sync my Address Book with Windows Phone 7 if I don't want to use Google?
Lol storing contacts locally? Next you'll be saying you save contacts to sim 0.0

zikalify said,
Lol storing contacts locally? Next you'll be saying you save contacts to sim 0.0
I think his point was that there is no way to sync the contacts in the OSX Address Book with any of Microsoft services. You can however sync it to your Google account and connect your Google account to the phone (which is what I do). The fact you have to go to Google to get this basic functionality is a huge oversight.

zikalify said,
Lol storing contacts locally? Next you'll be saying you save contacts to sim 0.0

Well, . . . do Apple offer a way to store contacts in the cloud? If so, that's probably synced to the Mac Address Book anyway. But I believe .Neo's point (correct me if I'm wrong) was that he cannot sync his Windows Phone contacts with the native way of storing contacts on a Mac, even though Microsoft have provided this connector to sync Windows Phone content with much native Mac content (music, videos, photos etc.). It's a completely valid point.

Callum said,

Well, . . . do Apple offer a way to store contacts in the cloud? If so, that's probably synced to the Mac Address Book anyway. But I believe .Neo's point (correct me if I'm wrong) was that he cannot sync his Windows Phone contacts with the native way of storing contacts on a Mac, even though Microsoft have provided this connector to sync Windows Phone content with much native Mac content (music, videos, photos etc.). It's a completely valid point.

Agreed. Hopefully Microsoft will rectify that with a future release for those that would need it. I don't personally use this feature either, but I recall people complaining that it doesn't sync with Outlook either (?) So, perhaps this is a design choice for the OS to only have one place to back up and retrieve contact information from (Live)...