Introducing the Windows Mobile Connection


A new site from Microsoft, the Windows Mobile Connection, launched today as a new forum destination for anyone who sells mobile phones or works in the mobile industry.


Here’s a quote from the site’s moderator:



“I think the Connection is unique: It’s all about bringing together the real people behind the retail counters or on the other end of the phone line—the people who sell and support mobile phones, particularly Windows Mobile phones. We just didn’t see anywhere on the Web that was specifically built with these people in mind, to help mobile-industry professionals connect with each other, find answers, and talk openly about what matters to them—offering customers great solutions and, ultimately, making the sale.


 


“The Windows Mobile Connection tries to be that place—something that’s truly by and for sales professionals. We’ve launched with a discussion forum, photo gallery, and home page news—all built and moderated by technical experts and others who work directly with the Windows Mobile team. In the weeks and months ahead, we plan to add even more great content, and we hope lots and lots of new users will be there to help the Connection grow.”


Any and all mobile-industry professionals are invited to visit the site, sign up, and give it a try. It’s completely free, and all you have to do to sign up is provide a Windows Live™ ID. Visit www.windowsmobileconnection.com to get started.

Comments (6)

  1. Nice website! It was something we (windows mobile developers and enthusiasts really needed).

    P.S: Good work with this blog. I have found many good answers here.

  2. Jill Varner says:

    YAY :) Thank god for this resource.  I have been attempting to find the same thing so I could find out some great software to use when I ride the public transportation home.  

    PS: Thank you for the great blog.  If it wasn’t for this blog, I would not have found CellSpin – a mobile application that allows one to send audio, video, text, and images on over 300+ phones to popular websites such as Livejournal, Ebay, Flickr, etc…  Thank you once again :)

  3. Edmond I says:

    I know this is a little off-topic… But does anyone know if any documentation exists for the Chome sliding panels plugin, announced in WM 6.1 Standard ? I’m trying to use the CTestUIPlugin and I would love how it ticks, from the official source! :) my email is nrgz28 at gmail.com. Thanks!

  4. Twain says:

    I’m not sure this comment is on point for this topic, but it’s been bugging me for a long time, so I thought I would mention it.

    Why don’t Microsoft websites that are focused on mobile topics, automatically get reformatted or displayed in an optimal fashion on Windows Mobile devices?  I consider this a philosophy that Microsoft should adopt and should be second only to the philosophy that Microsoft employees should "dogfood" their applications.  In other words, if Microsoft really wants the Windows Mobile platform to reach the pinnacle of usability, Microsoft should lead the way in showing how it’s done.

    I’m clearly talking about more than simply selecting any of the Pocket Internet Explorer display options of "One Column", "Default" or "Desktop".

    Right now, one exemplar are the two sites run by Jason Dunn (Pocket PC Thoughts and Smartphone Thoughts) where much the same content has been optimized for viewing on desktop and Windows Mobile Devices.  Much care, thought and effort has gone into making the user experiences on those sites (including forums) really great.

    I would love to see all of the blogs.msdn.com blogs with mobile compatible formatting, CSS files or whatever is required.

    Therefore, I propose that a series of articles be written to illustrate how a website can be "dual compatible".  The articles might describe tricks and tips to design desktop based websites with mobility in mind.  The idea might be to base the articles on an actual website conversion Microsoft might have done for any one of their popular mobile websites.

    Thoughts anyone??

  5. Twain says:

    I realize I didn’t connect my thought above to the topic at hand.  What prompted me to post the above topic is that I was disappointed that the new "Windows Mobile Connection" website was not formatted for ease of viewing on Windows Mobile devices.

  6. Delia chen says:

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