Monthly Archives: November 2010

WP7 – Changing Email Signature

Much like the IPhone, Windows Phone 7 includes an email signature indicating where the email originated.  For some this signature becomes a “status symbol” or at least gently points out that this email was sent from the latest, coolest device on the planet.  In some circumstances, such as corporate environments, this signature may bring some unwanted attention since there are bound to be some users who are still using the BlackBerry 7250.

However, composing emails on mobile devices while on the go are bound to spelling and grammar mistakes for a variety of reasons.  With this in mind, I still want to indicate that the email was sent from a mobile device so don’t expect 100% accuracy and also don’t bother looking for me at my desk as otherwise I just would have used Outlook.

Changing this email signature was not entirely intuitive as you can’t change it from the “Global” email settings.  Here are the steps required to change your settings:

  • Launch Outlook, or other email client.

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  • Tap on the ellipse […] label

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  • An additional menu will now appear.  Tap on the settings label.

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  • Change your signature as you deem appropriate and click the check mark

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Note if you have other email accounts enabled on your phone such as Hotmail or Gmail, these settings are all independent from each other.  So if you only want to change your signature for your Corporate Outlook client you can do that independently of your Hotmail account.


Introducing BizTweet

My first app has been published to the Zune Marketplace.  The app is called BizTweet and may be found in the Social category.  The purpose of the application is to aggregate information related to BizTalk and AppFabric.

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The app is very simply to use.  You simply select a search term from the list on the left hand list and then click the Lookup button.  You can then scroll through the results on the right hand side.  If a tweet contains a link, you can click on that tweet and you will be redirected to another page in which the URL will be displayed.

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This is my first WP7 so keep your expectations low :-).  If there is interest to evolve this application then I will continue to enhance the application.  Please leave feedback below or send me an email. 

Overall, I will say that the SDK and tools that Microsoft provides are top notch and I think the WP7 platform is extremely promising.


Welcome to the new blog

Welcome to my new blog and my introductory post on Windows Phone 7.  I have been blogging about BizTalk for the past few years at http://kentweare.blogspot.com and continue to be extremely passionate about systems integration using Microsoft technologies.  Recently, I received my Windows Phone 7, I have been completely blown away by it and have decided to create a new blog to focus on Windows Phone 7.  While some BizTalkers may be interested in Windows Phone 7, I am pretty sure that most people interested in Windows Phone 7 are not interested in BizTalk hence me creating this new blog.

The content of this blog will largely involve Windows Phone 7 usability and potentially some Windows Phone 7 development.  I don’t have a lot of expectations for this blog so we will see where it takes us.

You can reach me on gmail, my handle is wearsy and you can also follow me on twitter: @wearsy