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  1. seemsixty7's Avatar
    Hello and thank you in advance for your help.
    I am considering switching from Blackberry over to Windows 10 Mobile, specifically the Lumia 950XL. I have used BlackBerry for the past 10 years and in light of BlackBerry switching to Android I am looking at changing to a new OS and I prefer Windows over Apple and Google. I have not dealt with Windows 10 Mobile and know just about nothing in regard to what is normal.
    1. Is Blackberry Messenger actually available on it? I heard it was supposed to be back in July.
    2. Can you attach actual files to emails?
    3. Is Windows Explorer (File manager) available on the phone? never Mind I see this answered in a previous comment
    4. Can this version of Windows 10 run Terminal Services? I had a phone back in 2002 than ran a version of windows(Pocket PC 2002?) that did, so I was just curious.
    5. How well does the Fitibit app work?
    6. Does the Dropbox app work well?
    7. Does Dropbox integrate with the OS or simply as an app?
    8. Is there a portable version of SQL Server I can run on it?
    Also, just for fun can you actually compile and run Java code on it? I know this one is random, grin just thought I would ask.
    Sorry I know some of these are just strange off the bat. I am just seeing what I have been out of touch with for years and curious if I can now do more.
    Last edited by seemsixty7; 11-19-2015 at 03:47 PM.
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    11-19-2015 03:04 PM
  2. BB10QNX's Avatar
    Curious, is something available like BB Protect? Can you lock/swipe your device remotely if it is stolen/lost? If not, what kind of protections are available for the mobile devices?
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    11-19-2015 06:34 PM
  3. BB10QNX's Avatar
    Hello and thank you in advance for your help.
    I am considering switching from Blackberry over to Windows 10 Mobile, specifically the Lumia 950XL. I have used BlackBerry for the past 10 years and in light of BlackBerry switching to Android I am looking at changing to a new OS and I prefer Windows over Apple and Google. I have not dealt with Windows 10 Mobile and know just about nothing in regard to what is normal.
    1. Is Blackberry Messenger actually available on it? I heard it was supposed to be back in July.
    I believe this is a yes.

    6. Does the Dropbox app work well?
    7. Does Dropbox integrate with the OS or simply as an app?
    I think this is also answered in a previous comment here in this thread.

    Sorry I know some of these are just strange off the bat. I am just seeing what I have been out of touch with for years and curious if I can now do more.
    Don't feel bad, same here, but upon looking elsewhere as well, I believe MSFT is on the right track and has the resources to see it through. I think some very interesting things are on the way here; looking to be a part of it. They're also making some very interesting moves in helping devs out which hopefully all the devs will appreciate and take advantage of. Now, if only VZW will get on board ;), but, they may just be in a holding pattern for the rumored s(urface)Phone..rumored to be sometime in early part of 2016 I believe.

    I'd love to be able to answer your other questions at this time, but like you, I am in the wings. As soon as a 950/950XL or a surface phone will run on VZW, we're all in here!
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    11-19-2015 06:43 PM
  4. SteveNoza's Avatar
    I'll answer the questions I know about and leave the other questions to smarter people.
    1. Is Blackberry Messenger actually available on it? I heard it was supposed to be back in July.
    -Yes it is! I just looked in the store, I was actually suprised.
    2. Can you attach actual files to emails?
    -With 8.1, you have to go round about to do it (a la iPhone), But you can attach files within the email client on Windows 10 Mobile.
    6. Does the Dropbox app work well?
    7. Does Dropbox integrate with the OS or simply as an app?
    -There is a Dropbox app, but Dropbox doesn't integrate with the OS like BB, I switched everything over to OneDrive.
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    11-19-2015 10:55 PM
  5. SteveNoza's Avatar
    Curious, is something available like BB Protect? Can you lock/swipe your device remotely if it is stolen/lost? If not, what kind of protections are available for the mobile devices?
    Yep, it's called "Find My Phone" in the Settings menu.
    11-19-2015 10:57 PM
  6. seemsixty7's Avatar
    It looks like a few of us have found our way to WindowsCentral. Thanks guys for your help. I'm thinking the 950XL is going to be my next phone. It really pains me to think I'm moving away from Blackberry though. I am hoping to go to the Microsoft Store next Wednesday, when they are supposed to be in the store and pick one up.
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    11-20-2015 07:27 AM
  7. SteveNoza's Avatar
    It looks like a few of us have found our way to WindowsCentral. Thanks guys for your help. I'm thinking the 950XL is going to be my next phone. It really pains me to think I'm moving away from Blackberry though. I am hoping to go to the Microsoft Store next Wednesday, when they are supposed to be in the store and pick one up.
    Yeah, I know what you mean. I was a long time BB user, beginning with the 7290, and it was almost traumatic moving to a new platform, especially since BB really did a great job with BB 10, and other than the double typing, the Q10 is an awesome device.
    11-20-2015 08:18 AM
  8. etphoto's Avatar
    It looks like a few of us have found our way to WindowsCentral. Thanks guys for your help. I'm thinking the 950XL is going to be my next phone. It really pains me to think I'm moving away from Blackberry though. I am hoping to go to the Microsoft Store next Wednesday, when they are supposed to be in the store and pick one up.
    I came here from WebOS so I feel your pain. I can tell you I haven't regretted the move. I haven't moved to WP10 yet but probably will soon.
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    11-20-2015 08:38 AM
  9. vhl71's Avatar
    I relied heavily on Dropbox with BB10, but it just isn't integrated in the Windows Phone OS like BB10. I switched pretty much everything from Dropbox to OneDrive which is (of course) well integrated in the OS. OneDrive works good and works well on other platforms.
    Get the 950!

    With w10 Dropbox is integrated with the email app. Finally bought the Lumia 950 and Dropbox shows up on the email app when I want to attach files.
    So far liking it - still miss some of the standard bb10 features


    Sent from mTalk
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    11-29-2015 04:01 PM
  10. vhl71's Avatar
    Been using Lumia 950 for a day now. Need some help with some of the basic functions

    1. There is no all email view on outlook? This is a must on all apps.

    2. Is there a way to invoke quite time by a toggle? Right now it's tucked under cartona . It's quite a few steps to get to it. Any east way like bed time mode om bb10?

    3. Images dont display properly on emails. Checked the settings and external images download option is set to on. Still images dont showup in emails.. How can I make the images to display in emails by default?

    Sent from mTalk
    11-29-2015 04:07 PM
  11. SteveNoza's Avatar
    With w10 Dropbox is integrated with the email app. Finally bought the Lumia 950 and Dropbox shows up on the email app when I want to attach files.
    So far liking it - still miss some of the standard bb10 features
    Sent from mTalk

    Good to hear Dropbox integrates with W10M! It will make it easier for ex BB'ers to migrate over. I wish I could help you with your W10M issues, but I only tried it out the other day on a 950. BTW, I loved the 950, hopefully Verizon will carry it when the contract on my Icon is up.
    11-29-2015 08:02 PM
  12. SteveNoza's Avatar
    Is there a way to invoke quite time by a toggle? Right now it's tucked under cartona . It's quite a few steps to get to it. Any east way like bed time mode om bb10?
    Isn't this in the pull down Action Center? (swipe down from the top). I think you can customize this in Settings>Notifications +Actions.
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    11-29-2015 09:55 PM
  13. vhl71's Avatar
    Isn't this in the pull down Action Center? (swipe down from the top). I think you can customize this in Settings>Notifications +Actions.
    Yes . I can activate this by swiping down. Thanks
    Is there a way to disable this when the wakeup alarm goes off in the morning? Again coming from bb10 - this was a standard feature .

    Sent from mTalk
    11-30-2015 08:41 AM
  14. SteveNoza's Avatar
    Yes . I can activate this by swiping down. Thanks
    Is there a way to disable this when the wakeup alarm goes off in the morning? Again coming from bb10 - this was a standard feature .

    Sent from mTalk
    I know Quiet Hours is customizable in the Settings menu in 8.1, and you can set automatic rules, like when it goes on and off, but as far as a toggle, I think it's just the pull down Action Center.
    Windows Phones can also use NFC tags, so you might be able to quickly use an app to your liking.
    Last edited by SteveNoza; 12-01-2015 at 08:27 AM.
    11-30-2015 09:38 PM
  15. pcwilliams's Avatar
    i just switched a q10 to a lumia 735 (verizon). i immediately upgraded to win10, but i don't see alot things:

    1. custom ringtones? for phone and messaging apps? i put my ringtones in the ringtone folder but i don't see them listed
    1a. is there a way to preview ringtones?
    2. custom notifications for contacts?
    3. where is the quiet time settings? when i click on the "moon" button it takes me to cortano, but i don't see any settings related to quiet time.

    i wonder if i should fallback to 8.1. Thanx for any help you can provide
    12-01-2015 06:27 PM
  16. vhl71's Avatar
    i just switched a q10 to a lumia 735 (verizon). i immediately upgraded to win10, but i don't see alot things:

    1. custom ringtones? for phone and messaging apps? i put my ringtones in the ringtone folder but i don't see them listed
    1a. is there a way to preview ringtones?
    2. custom notifications for contacts?
    3. where is the quiet time settings? when i click on the "moon" button it takes me to cortano, but i don't see any settings related to quiet time.

    i wonder if i should fallback to 8.1. Thanx for any help you can provide
    For quiet time, you need to setup cortona for the first time as the actual quiet time setup is tucked under the notebook in Cortana. Once you set it up, the moon icon will enable or diable quiet time. I'd the same issue at first . It's confusing but once done it will work.

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    12-01-2015 07:04 PM
  17. pcwilliams's Avatar
    thank you vhl71!!!
    12-01-2015 08:09 PM
  18. SteveNoza's Avatar
    i just switched a q10 to a lumia 735 (verizon). i immediately upgraded to win10, but i don't see alot things:

    1. custom ringtones? for phone and messaging apps? i put my ringtones in the ringtone folder but i don't see them listed
    1a. is there a way to preview ringtones?
    2. custom notifications for contacts?
    3. where is the quiet time settings? when i click on the "moon" button it takes me to cortano, but i don't see any settings related to quiet time.

    i wonder if i should fallback to 8.1. Thanx for any help you can provide
    For custom notifications for contacts on 8.1 (should work for 10);
    -Open People (contacts)
    -Select a person
    -Select Edit (the pencil icon at bottom)
    -Scroll down and you'll see "Ringtone" and "Text Tone" options.
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    12-01-2015 10:38 PM
  19. pcwilliams's Avatar
    For custom notifications for contacts on 8.1 (should work for 10);
    -Open People (contacts)
    -Select a person
    -Select Edit (the pencil icon at bottom)
    -Scroll down and you'll see "Ringtone" and "Text Tone" options.
    Thanx! i've also seen other people stating that custom ringtones are not displaying in their list of ringtones, so it seems i am not alone with that problem on build 10586.11.

    i have another question. on blackberry, in the music app, a long press of the volume keys will jump to next/previous tracks. this is very useful, say when outside and don't want 2 take your phone out, unlock it, and press the screen. is this an option in wp? or does anyone know of another music player that has this functionality?

    Thanx!!!
    12-02-2015 09:01 AM
  20. pcwilliams's Avatar
    after some more research, i found that the custom ringtones needed to have the genre set to ringtone. So now i am able to see them in my list of ringtones. And i figured out how to preview them also...little by little, i'm getting there.
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    12-02-2015 01:36 PM
  21. SteveNoza's Avatar
    after some more research, i found that the custom ringtones needed to have the genre set to ringtone. So now i am able to see them in my list of ringtones.
    Hey, I learned something new too.
    12-02-2015 11:11 PM
  22. amitnahar's Avatar
    on blackberry, in the music app, a long press of the volume keys will jump to next/previous tracks. this is very useful, say when outside and don't want 2 take your phone out, unlock it, and press the screen. is this an option in wp? or does anyone know of another music player that has this functionality?

    Thanx!!!

    This is not possible. But earphones buttons let you do the following:
    One Tap: Play/Pause
    Two Tap: Next song
    Three Tap: Previous song.

    Also you don't need to unlock and press any button. Volume buttons will automatically show when you press the unlock button.
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    12-02-2015 11:47 PM
  23. pcwilliams's Avatar
    This is not possible. But earphones buttons let you do the following:
    One Tap: Play/Pause
    Two Tap: Next song
    Three Tap: Previous song.

    Also you don't need to unlock and press any button. Volume buttons will automatically show when you press the unlock button.
    thanx man...i will give that a shot.

    appreciate everyone's help!
    12-03-2015 07:53 AM
  24. HotFix's Avatar
    I just made the jump from a BB Z30 to an Unlocked Lumia 950 last night.

    I'm a little bummed I won't get visual voice mail on my dual-sim 950, and some of the other nice to have AT&T things, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it. I am really missing BB10 OS, probably because I had it tweaked perfectly, but I am hoping people can help me out with a few questions.
    1. What is the difference between Night Mode and Quiet Mode? In BB10 I used Bedside mode to silence all alerts except phone calls and then I would turn off the screen. It really bugged me last night that Glance seemed to stay on after I put my phone on charge next to my bed, so I put it to a 30 second timeout but also played around with Night mode. I don't like the fact that Night mode is timed and I can't turn it off and on like Beside mode. I can turn Quiet Mode on and off, but it seems to be more like toggling the sound notification profile in BB10 versus Bedside mode.
    2. Is there a way to sync my photos and videos to my SD Card with OneDrive? I used BB Link to do this in the past and while it was a little clunky it worked. Now it seems like I have to use mobile data every time I want to see a picture or video I have stored on OneDrive.
    3. Is there a way to customize the icons and their order on the pull down 4 row Settings menu? The order of icons is weird to me and I would like to change things up and also maybe swap out a few like I could do on the BB10 OS.
    4. Is there something that's the equivalent to the BB10 HUB? Right now I have to go to the IM app for IMs, and then while in Outlook I have to toggle between Work and Personal email to see my email. This is VERY different than the BB10 Hub experience.
    5. Is there a way to get a month view in the Calendar app? I seem to get Agenda, Day, and Week only.
    6. Is there a way to turn off/get rid off my Outlook.com account? I have a Personal and Work Exchange account I use exclusively, and don't care to see anything from the place holder Outlook.com account. I have turned off email sync to that account, but you apparently can't remove it from the system.


    Beyond that I am just going through app withdrawal from not having Mint, Dunkin Donuts, etc... that I had on my Z30. Also while swipe is really nice, I miss the efficiency of the BB10 keyboard. Otherwise the experience has been good and I hope things just keep getting better (like I get visual voice mail someday).

    Thanks for creating this thread to help us converts out and also for any answers you all are able to provide!
    Last edited by HotFix; 12-07-2015 at 03:09 PM. Reason: added much needed thank you.
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  25. SteveNoza's Avatar
    What is the difference between Night Mode and Quiet Mode? In BB10 I used Bedside mode to silence all alerts except phone calls and then I would turn off the screen. It really bugged me last night that Glance seemed to stay on after I put my phone on charge next to my bed, so I put it to a 30 second timeout but also played around with Night mode. I don't like the fact that Night mode is timed and I can't turn it off and on like Beside mode. I can turn Quiet Mode on and off, but it seems to be more like toggling the sound notification profile in BB10 versus Bedside mode.
    Night Mode makes the Glance screen more readable at night, and Quiet Mode customizes how calls and notifications are dealt with, both are customizable in Settings (I think it’s still there on Windows 10 Mobile). You might be able to toggle on and off Night Mode in the Quick Action pull down menu.

    Is there a way to sync my photos and videos to my SD Card with OneDrive? I used BB Link to do this in the past and while it was a little clunky it worked. Now it seems like I have to use mobile data every time I want to see a picture or video I have stored on OneDrive.
    I don’t know if you can sync photos and videos from One Drive to your phone’s SD card, but there is the Windows Phone desktop app, it’s not as robust as BB Link, but not near as cranky, you can sync photos/videos with it.

    Is there a way to customize the icons and their order on the pull down 4 row Settings menu? The order of icons is weird to me and I would like to change things up and also maybe swap out a few like I could do on the BB10 OS.
    I think you are talking about the pull down Notification + Action center, I know W10M has expanded on this, and I think you still go to Settings to manage it.

    Is there something that's the equivalent to the BB10 HUB? Right now I have to go to the IM app for IMs, and then while in Outlook I have to toggle between Work and Personal email to see my email. This is VERY different than the BB10 Hub experience.
    I WISH WE HAD BB HUB! The thing I do is use the notification ability of the live tiles and I have Messaging, the phone app, Calendar, and email apps at the top of my Start Menu, so that way, no matter what I’m doing, I can hit the center windows icon on the bottom navigation buttons, and I can see what’s going on.

    Is there a way to get a month view in the Calendar app? I seem to get Agenda, Day, and Week only.
    On 8.1 it’s an option in the 3 dot expansion menu at the bottom right, hopefully they still have month view in W10M.

    Is there a way to turn off/get rid off my Outlook.com account? I have a Personal and Work Exchange account I use exclusively, and don't care to see anything from the place holder Outlook.com account. I have turned off email sync to that account, but you apparently can't remove it from the system.
    Because MS is going so cloud connected, I doubt it. OneDrive is connected through your Outlook account, and it sounds like you use OneDrive, so you need it.
    12-07-2015 11:54 PM
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