In case any of our faithful readers and admirers of Windows Phone 7 didn’t already know your future Windows Phone 7 requires the latest version (v 4.7) of the Zune software to recognize and sync with your PC.  I know what you’re thinking..so what cool updates are included?

There you have it, the very first shot confirming app selection for Windows Phone 7 being done through Zune on the desktop.  Unfortunately with the bonuses comes some solid info on limitations that apply to Windows Phone 7.

Limitations are:

  • Zune software is the only way to sync pictures from phone to pc.  In the spirit of full disclosure this means neither your pc or any third party software will recognize your phone if you try going the USB route.  You also can’t rename your pics until they are sync’d to the pc.  That’s a huge pain the rear.
  • No hooking up and docking your phone through the tv or Xbox console either.  : (  It appears MS still has a ways to go for full seamless integration and nailing consumer experiences.

Be sure to download the Zune software and be all set to go when you get your Windows Phone 7 home.  It can be downloaded here.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Whats funny is that I just recently started using Zune. Right after MWC and I saw Windows Phone 7 I immediately started preparing to have my files and contacts ready for the release. Getting used to the Zune software was a good idea.

  2. Pretty sure that the link goes to Zune 4.2, not Zune 4.7. From what I understand 4.7 isn’t released at this point.

  3. any word on when the zune 4.7 update will be released? i have 4.2 and it says i have the most current version, i got excited when i saw this and thought 4.7 was already available…

  4. sorry, didnt see peters comment, glad im not the onlyone who was confused though. (although upon re-reading you didnt actually say the link was to 4.7)

  5. Sorry all, the 4.7 update isn’t released to the public yet. It will probably be released shortly before WP7 is released.

    If you think about this year Microsoft unveiled WP7 in February at the MWC so I would think another major announcement/update would come then or at the latest in March at MIX.

  6. Oh thank goodness! The ability to sync via activesync, or sync via standard USB as an external drive was getting way too useful. Especially using it in my car to play and charge through usb…

    …and on the 360…
    …and on the laptop…
    …and on my desktop…
    …and a usb enabled stereo at work…
    …and using portableapps whenever I needed to troubleshoot someone elses computer…

    Yes. Zune only is so much better.

  7. My particularly long internet investigation has now been recognized with sensible know-how to go over with my guests.

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