Moving from WP7 to WP8

[sc:mobile-category ]I’m very much looking forward to Windows Phone 8 and I’ll be getting one as soon as Bell or any other carrier gets one in stock.  Maybe even before if Microsoft continues to carry unlocked phones in its stores.

However there are a few things on my mind about the actual move from WP7 to WP8.  As Microsoft has not provided any backup solution for items like SMS and call logs, how will these move over to the new phone.  Will I simply have to drop them?  Will MS make a migration tool of some kind?  Will WP7.8 add features to sync these settings to Exchange or Live?

Hopefully there will be some kind of migration possible but my gut says there won’t be based upon what we’ve seen so far with the backwards support between the two OS’s.

With the count down to release well underway, hopefully we’ll see some more information about the user components of WP8 this summer, including if there will be any migration path.

 

 

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.