Windows Phones

2 Feb

Writing from the Digital Workshop on the ms Maasdam in St. Johns, Antigua.

Windows Phones……How much do we know about them?!

So Microsoft’s Windows Phone has got a bit of a “Mango” flavour to it. Well no really its platform is code-named “Mango” Smile

We’ve spoken a lot in our blogs about the Windows Live Essentials 2011 and our amazing Skydrive which we can apply and use on a Windows 7 or Vista Operating System.

However, we don’t always carry our laptops with us but there’s a solution.

Mobile phones still stay one of our most convenient tools for when it comes to staying connected and being “mobile” in every sense of the word.  With the instant “all-in-one’ communications factor these days apart from tablets – emails, built in Wi-Fi, web browsing, video calling, sharing photos and smarter apps by the day.

The layout itself: Aimed at being very user friendly with its design namely “The Live Tiles”.


You have the ability to customize the Live Tiles to your heart’s content which is great as everything you need will be at your fingertips pretty much literally.

Add as many apps as your heart desire with a choice of thousands in the Windows Phone Marketplace Store by visiting the following link


Of course it is very important to be able to access your Windows Live ID no matter where you are and for that all you need to do is set up your Windows Live ID on your mobile phone and you will have instant access to your emails.

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list, tap Settings Settings icon, and then tap Email + accounts.
  2. Tap Add an account > Windows Live.
  3. If you haven’t signed in with a Windows Live ID yet during setup, the Before you sign in screen appears. On this screen, tap Next.
  4. Tap the Email address box, and then type your Windows Live ID.
  5. Tap the Password box, and then type your Windows Live password.
  6. Tap Sign in.
  7. Your Windows Live email, contacts, calendar, photos, and feeds will be synced to your phone.


Get the latest Skydrive App on your phone and you will always be connected to your Skydrive. Instant access to all your files and photo’s.


· Upload Photos and Videos


· View and manage your files

WP5_Files Viewed

· Share your pictures

WP5_Files Shared

For any further assistance on the Skydrive App please visit the following link:

If this has made you a little bit more curious about the Windows Phones, please have a look at the Windows Phones on our Microsoft Website at to see what is available.


Now there’s def. no reason not to keep in touch and to share all those great memories!!

Happy blog reading.

Elza Visser

Techspert | ms Maasdam


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