Microsoft Confirms NoDo Late March: Makes New Guy Do ItMarch 10, 2011 No Comments
Microsoft FINALLY gets official with the lack of updates and re-confirms that NoDo will be rolling out later this month. The evil part is that it got new guy Eric Hautala to take all the heat.
Poor Eric gets thrown under the bus at his new position.
On the Windows Team Blog he also goes on to explain the status of the NoDo update and the success *cough* of the February update (pre-NoDo)
Success of our February update
This brings me back to our February update, which I briefly want to touch on.
As you might recall, this minor update is an important but invisible under-the-hood tweak designed to improve the phone update process itself. It results in no visible changes to your phone.
Of the customers whoâ€™ve so far tried to install it, the overwhelming majority have been successful. If youâ€™ve been following along, you know that we did encounter a few issues, which we quickly identified and fixed or provided workarounds for.
Let me be crystal clear: Weâ€™re not satisfied when problems prevent you from enjoying the latest Windows Phone updates. When we find an issue, we study and fix it. To that end, weâ€™re carefully studying the current update process and will apply the lessons learned from it to all future ones. This is how we get better.
Thereâ€™s one more thing I want to clear up. Iâ€™ve seen a lot of speculation on blogs and forums lately about whether carriers can â€œblockâ€ an update. We work closely with carriers to test and schedule updates. They may ask us for a specific date to start an update. They may ask for updates to be bundled together. But you should ultimately receive all the updates we send out.
Status of the â€œcopy and pasteâ€ update
We have the next update waiting in the wings. It delivers copy and paste, better Marketplace search, and other key improvements.
But I believe itâ€™s important that we learn all we can from the February update. So Iâ€™ve decided to take some extra time to ensure the update process meets our standards, your standards, and the standards of our partners. As a result, our plan is to start delivering the copy-and-paste update in the latter half of March.
This short pause should in no way impact the timing of future updates, including the one announced recently at Mobile World Congress featuring multitasking, a Twitter feature, and a new HTML 5-friendly version of Internet Explorer Mobile.