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Mango Build 7712 for Developers: What’s New?

July 28, 2011 3 Comments

Microsoft unleashed Mango build 7712 to developers yesterday and it couldn’t of gone any smoother to update. This latest build seems just alot more sturdy and complete. As much as I loved the prior Mango build, certain things kept it from feeling like it was something I could always use as my primary device. It was nothing serious but a few bugs like the inability to open IE within 3rd party applications. Which in fact “broke” some functionality of those apps. Now with build 7712 that is all in the past and as an added bonus it added a few more features.

Some of the changes include:

  • Twitter Integration
  • LinkedIn support
  • Stream music through Skydrive
  • New overall animations
  • Visual Voicemail interface has been tweaked
  • Multitasking Interface is a bit smoother
  • Fixes IE issue with 3rd party apps
  • Play All icon on Zune is now a music symbol instead of regular play button


Here are the instructions from Microsoft on update your devices: (Even though some have just updated with Zune automatically without any issues)

  1. Make a copy of the backup you took when you updated to the Mango Beta 2 pre-release (which I’m sure you did) and put it in a safe place, if it isn’t in one already
    Note: Make sure that you copy this backup and put it somewhere else; uninstalling Zune will auto-delete any backups previously taken
  2. Return to Connect.Microsoft.com (we’re using the same program you were invited to join last month) and download the freshly posted files, which includes a new Zune client and a new UpdateWP executable
  3. Head to the Control Panel and uninstall the Beta 2 software (Zune client and UpdateWP) and tools (WPSDK) that you installed last month
  4. Install the new software and tools that you just downloaded from Connect
  5. Fire up the new Zune client beta (4.8.2134.0) to check for the new update
  6. Zune will then update your phone from 7661 to 7712


How are you guys enjoying the new Mango build so far? any issues updating? Noticed any new features?


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