The first Windows Phone 7 update – and how to get it (via the Windows Phone Blog)

What’s in this update?

This first update for Windows Phone is designed to improve the software
update process itself. So while it might not sound exciting, it’s still
important because it’s paving the way for all future goodie-filled updates to
your phone, such as copy and paste or improved Marketplace search.

In the future, I encourage you to check out our new update
history
page on the Windows Phone website for a brief, plain-English summary
of what each update does or what features it adds to your phone.

When will I get this update?

We’ll begin sending it out today. But to help ensure the
process goes smoothly, it won’t be sent to everyone at once. So you might see an
update message before your spouse, co-worker, or neighbor (or vice versa). This
is a common industry practice. That said, we understand you’re eager to have the
latest software on your phone, and our goal is to deliver it to you as quickly
as possible.

How do I update my phone?

You’ll need to connect your phone to your computer and update it using either
the Zune
software for your PC
or the Windows
Phone 7 Connector for Mac
(depending on which kind of computer you have).

So just install one of these programs, connect your phone to your computer
via the USB cable, and then follow the on-screen instructions. I also strongly
encourage you to check out our step-by-step
guide for updating your phone
on the Windows Phone website.

One last important word: If you’ve installed the Zune software or the Windows
Phone 7 Connector in the past, you might actually need to update that program
first and then use it to update your phone.  If that’s the case,
you’ll know. Just follow the on-screen instructions, restart the
software
, and then connect your phone.

Where can I get more help?

The Windows Phone website has several how-to and troubleshooting articles
about phone updates. Here’s
the complete list
.

Nice! Still, I can’t see the update on my phone yet. Patience…

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