10-11-2011 09:28 AM
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  1. archer75's Avatar
    I have an ipad, ipod touch, my wife has an iphone 4. I just sold my android phone. Nothing was wrong with it, it was fast and stable but I didn't quite click with it. So now I have this focus.

    I've currently got it connected to my mac and it's downloading what I hope is mango right now. Looking at this mac connector software for WP7 I can tell you this is going to be 10x than my android for managing my podcasts which is a big deal for me.

    So still getting it setup and some apps downloaded then i'll start bugging you with questions.
    10-07-2011 09:49 PM
  2. Winterfang's Avatar
    Welcome to the Carnival of awesome.
    10-07-2011 10:01 PM
  3. HeyCori's Avatar
    Congrats and welcome.
    10-07-2011 10:06 PM
  4. baseballbert's Avatar
    You will love the focus. Replaced an iPhone 4 with mine, and haven't looked back.

    Sent from my non mindless sheep iphone Samsung Focus using Board Express
    10-07-2011 11:02 PM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    Congrats on the Focus. I've had one since January when they went on sale at AT&T.

    I'll be waiting for the Focus S. I have an upgrade on my main line coming up next month (or end of this... can't remember). May be my last smartphone (unless I get them for free) until the iPhone 5 or the next big Windows Phone by Samsung.
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    10-07-2011 11:07 PM
  6. Winterfang's Avatar
    Thank God Apple drop the ball then, Good to still have you Duvi.
    10-08-2011 12:00 AM
  7. archer75's Avatar
    Is windows live messenger not built into the messaging app? I have a windows live account setup but the messaging app only seems to connect to facebook and not live messenger.
    10-08-2011 12:31 AM
  8. Dagolara's Avatar
    Is windows live messenger not built into the messaging app? I have a windows live account setup but the messaging app only seems to connect to facebook and not live messenger.
    No it is there, I've been using it almost daily since I installed Mango. Perhaps try re-syncing your live account if you aren't seeing contacts.
    10-08-2011 12:34 AM
  9. archer75's Avatar
    Hmm, somethings messed up. I'm having my wife try to message me but i'm not showing as online on her end either.
    10-08-2011 12:43 AM
  10. Dagolara's Avatar
    Hmm, somethings messed up. I'm having my wife try to message me but i'm not showing as online on her end either.
    Is your status set to available in messaging?
    10-08-2011 12:44 AM
  11. archer75's Avatar
    For some reason I had to log into hotmail and re-invite my wife. She accepted and now we can chat again. Strange I had to do that. Looks like I have to reinvite all my friends I want to chat in messenger with.

    I also have some apps that aren't remaining open and aren't receiving push notifications such as IM+, freetalk and govoice. I wonder if it's just an issue of waiting for the apps to get updated for mango?
    10-08-2011 12:47 AM
  12. archer75's Avatar
    Is your status set to available in messaging?
    yes
    10-08-2011 12:51 AM
  13. archer75's Avatar
    Now i'm in messenger again and she's logged into hotmail on the desktop. She can see i'm online but I can't see she's online from the phone.

    I can however reply to her messages to me. It tells me she's offline but she's getting my messages.
    10-08-2011 12:57 AM
  14. Dagolara's Avatar
    Hmm maybe something on your desktop WLM is masking your status? If not hopefully someone else will pop in and help out since I'm out of ideas.
    10-08-2011 01:08 AM
  15. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Can you talk about the call quality?
    10-08-2011 02:45 AM
  16. Pronk's Avatar
    Useful tip about the Mac software - unlike an iPhone/iTunes, a sync is NOT the same as a backup. So when your phone is set up the way you like it, hook it up, go into device options and make a backup just in case.
    10-08-2011 04:28 AM
  17. pikacz's Avatar
    congrats for having the courage to try new things, you're gonna have a great time with it, too bad there are not many people like you
    10-08-2011 04:30 AM
  18. archer75's Avatar
    Can you talk about the call quality?
    Not yet, but I will report back.

    Anyone know why in office I can't see documents that are shared with me? On the website I can see the excel documents that my wife shares with me but on the phone I cannot.
    10-08-2011 10:51 AM
  19. Coffee's Avatar
    Not yet, but I will report back.

    Anyone know why in office I can't see documents that are shared with me? On the website I can see the excel documents that my wife shares with me but on the phone I cannot.
    where are the shared documents stored? if they're in a folder, make sure that folder has a folder type of 'document' (click the folder in your web browser, on the right side is an 'information' panel that shows this). To see a folder in WP Office viewing, it has to be a document type folder.

    I had a similar issue, my 'favorites' folders were of type 'favorite' and don't show up in WP Office.
    10-08-2011 11:08 AM
  20. archer75's Avatar
    where are the shared documents stored? if they're in a folder, make sure that folder has a folder type of 'document' (click the folder in your web browser, on the right side is an 'information' panel that shows this). To see a folder in WP Office viewing, it has to be a document type folder.

    I had a similar issue, my 'favorites' folders were of type 'favorite' and don't show up in WP Office.
    Well on the hotmail website they show up under my skydrive, on the left under quick views there is "docs shared with you" and that's where they are. The documents themselves exist on my wife's skydrive but are shared to me.

    I can get them if I go to the website on my phone, just not within the office app itself.
    10-08-2011 11:11 AM
  21. Coffee's Avatar
    oh, ok. I'd have her check and make sure they're stored in a document type folder, but other than that, I'm not sure. There are some weird issues like this between phone and browser.
    10-08-2011 11:16 AM
  22. archer75's Avatar
    Yep, you're right. They were not in her folder but just on the skydrive. I can't figure out how to move them into her "my documents" folder so I made a new test excel document in the folder and shared it. Then got on my phone and in the office app and it was there.

    Now I just need to figure out how to get the other documents she has into that folder.
    10-08-2011 11:23 AM
  23. Coffee's Avatar
    there used to be a 'move/copy' feature under the Path under Information, but I don't see it anymore.

    edit: looks like 'move' is only available if it's already in a folder. she'll have to download the documents, then upload them into a document-type folder.
    10-08-2011 11:36 AM
  24. theman60099's Avatar
    Congrats on the Focus. I've had one since January when they went on sale at AT&T.

    I'll be waiting for the Focus S. I have an upgrade on my main line coming up next month (or end of this... can't remember). May be my last smartphone (unless I get them for free) until the iPhone 5 or the next big Windows Phone by Samsung.
    why consider an iPhony after seeing and using WP? I can't believe people are still stuck on this pathetic app launcher. and why does it have to be Samsung and not HTC?
    For some reason I had to log into hotmail and re-invite my wife. She accepted and now we can chat again. Strange I had to do that. Looks like I have to reinvite all my friends I want to chat in messenger with.

    I also have some apps that aren't remaining open and aren't receiving push notifications such as IM+, freetalk and govoice. I wonder if it's just an issue of waiting for the apps to get updated for mango?
    IM+ is the buggiest POS app out there, its worse than flory which was pulled from the market back in April. they haven't updated for mango yet but I doubt it could get better because it's still crap after 2 updates.
    10-08-2011 05:42 PM
  25. Coffee's Avatar
    once you have a samsung, you want another one. the Focus is that good of a phone.

    as for push, I've seen the same thing. I wonder if some of their push servers just aren't doing the job, or if they've actually stopped the push service entirely.
    10-08-2011 05:48 PM
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