Microsoft MyPhone Beta Now Available to the Public

Posted on May 19 2009 - 10:50am by mrwangkai

Since it was made known to the market, Microsoft MyPhone has been preparing itself for the showcasing of its cloud-ward approach. Previously a invitation only, MyPhone, Microsoft’s data synchronization service,  can now be accessed by anyone with a Windows Live ID. So what can it be used for?

Many things, with its core function as a data synchronizing service, so you may not only backup but get access to the information on your mobile device anywhere you go. Here are a list of items that you may sync and share from your device:

  • Contacts
  • Appointments
  • Tasks
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Text Messages
  • Music
  • Documents

There are some restrictions to the type of item you may synchronize per situation as listed here. And it is important to note that synchronization are not performed automatically per change, but manually according to preset settings.

While iPhone has MobileMe, and the rest of the technology world going for cloud, we are reminded of an article from Wired Magazine’s January 09 issue that discusses the cloud-based goal that Microsoft is trying to strive towards. If you’re using a Windows Mobile device, it should be rather logical to sign up for a service provided by Windows.

Sign up and give it a try today at myphone.microsoft.com! Let me know if you enjoy it over other online-sync service providers!

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