Windows Mobile 6.x My Phone Service to be Discontinued SoonJune 9, 2011 No Comments
Just like the millions of people that are hanging on to Windows XP, There’s a good amount of users still running around with Windows Mobile Phones. Soon though they might finally have to startÂ thinking of upgrading. On July 7th, Microsoft will be shutting down those services for Windows Mobile 6.x Â used to back up pretty much everything to the cloud.
This is a great time to upgrade to Windows Phone especially that Microsoft is selling them off for a penny.
Microsoft’s Letter to Customers
Microsoft is discontinuing the Microsoft My Phone service for Windows Mobile 6.x. The following article provides a timeline for the service shutdown and guidance for users regarding their data stored to the My Phone service.
On 7 August, 2011, the Microsoft My Phone service will stop synchronising data between My Phone-configured Windows Mobile 6.x phones and the My Phone service: User data will stop being backed up to the My Phone service. On this date, Microsoft will begin automatic migration of certain data types from the My Phone service to Windows Live SkyDrive.
On 6 October, 2011, the My Phone web site will no longer be available. On this date, users will no longer be able to access the data stored from their Windows Mobile 6.x phones to the My Phone service.
My Phone back-ups stop:Â 7 August, 2011
My Phone web site closes:Â 6 October, 2011
Data Migration Overview
On 7 August, 2011, Microsoft will begin automaticmigration of usersâ€™ contacts, calendar entries, SMS messages and photos from the My Phone service to Windows Live SkyDrive. Both current and archived content will bemigrated.
Users will receive a confirmation email from Microsoft indicating that their data has been transferred to Windows Live SkyDrive. Users can then log in to Windows Live SkyDrive with the Windows Live ID they used to register for the My Phone service to review, retrieve or use their data transferred from the My Phone service
Certain content types stored to the My Phone service will not be migrated to Windows Live SkyDrive on the userâ€™s behalf, including videos, music, documents and browser favourites. Neither current nor archived content of these types will be migrated. If users wish to retain this content, they must download it themselves prior to 6 October, 2011.
Content Migrated to Sky Drive For My Phone Users:
- Contacts (csv)
- Calendar items (ics)
- Photos (jpg, jpeg, gif, png, tif, fit, wbmp, bmp, opl, n3a, ota)
Content My Phone Users Must Archive Themselves:
- Videos (3pg, 3gpp, mp4, avi, wmv, mpg, mpeg)
- Music (mp3, aif, mid, amr, aac, au, awb, dm, m4a,midi, mp1, mp2, mpa, ogg, ram, rng, wav, wma, wve)
- Documents (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pdf, txt, 1sp, rtf, html, htm, cab, pwi, wks, wps, wdb)
- Favourites (url)