Microsoft has recently made available for download a software that enabled owners with handsets running the Windows Mobile operating system to sync and backup their personal information between their phones and Microsoft’s online syncing solution, Microsoft My Phone. The new software is available for handsets running under the Windows Mobile 6.0 or higher.
The My Phone service was announced at the beginning of the current year. It offers user the possibility of backing data in their mobile devices to the cloud, from where one can easily restore it when switching to a new handset, or share the contents with others.
Microsoft My Phone features
Backup your phone’s content automatically
With the My Phone service, information on your Windows phone is backed-up to a password-protected web site hosted by Microsoft. If you lose your phone or upgrade to a new phone, you can restore your information easily.
Send photos to your PC and favorite social networking sites
Microsoft My Phone makes it easy to share photos taken with your phone. From your My Phone web account or directly from your Windows phone, you can share photos to Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, and Windows Live.
Find your lost phone
The My Phone service can show you the last known location of your phone on a map (based on where it last synced or shared photos using My Phone). User activation required.
Access your contacts, text messages and more online
From the web you can organize contacts and appointments on your phone, and search through your old text messages. Changes appear on your phone the next time you sync.
Microsoft My Phone is a free service and comes with 200 MB of free storage. However, a data plan is required for performing syncing and your mobile operator will charge you for data usage. Microsoft My Phone is compatible with both the Professional and Standard flavors of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1 and 6.5.