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Finally the People section (contacts) list is joining the Outlook.com beta. It brings one feature that has been absent for nearly 10 years… The ability to upload your own customized contact photo.
It’s nice to know that Microsoft is listening.
Looking forward to this thing rolling out to the public soon.
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Just thinking out loud here...
If Progressive Web Apps catch on over the next couple of years, could it be possible that when Microsoft relaunches its mobile efforts that the biggest issue with their last mobile strategy (app gap) is solved?
If so, would it make sense for them to get back into the mobile space? Is a new form factor or differentiation from the current market even necessary at that point?
It seems like they could release a version of a Microsoft Phone into the market and gain some traction. (At least sell as much hardware as the Essential, or the OnePlus.) It couldn't be any bigger of a failure than the last time.
I know that they don't want to re-enter without adding value or differentiation (like an Andromeda device, or a two-screen device, or something else that doesn't exist) but I feel like if Windows Phone would've been launched in an Era of PWAs, it may have caught on. Especially if they did a better job of promoting the device with key influencers, like people that sell cell phones, IT managers, celebrities, etc.
You would think it would be worth it just to have the Mobile platform chugging along whether it is super successful or not.
I would think that not having not having a Mobile Mixed Reality story or a Mobile Digital Assistant story would be harmful to the company.
I'm not saying it would be the next billion dollar business, but it seems like it would be worth it to be in the space even if it was a break-even business.
So I was in the Feedback hub and noticed a quest for sets.
The instructions are as follows;
Add web tabs to apps and keep everything you need together. Having a tabbed experience that includes both apps and websites allows you to manage any task in a familiar way. Pick up where you left off later in the day, or in a couple weeks.
1. Make sure Edge is set up as your default browser, and Photos is your photo viewer.
2. Launch the Mail app and sign-in to your Inbox.
3. Open an email with a Web link and select the link.
4. Switch back to Mail.
5. Browse to an email with a photo attachment and select it.
6. Switch back to Mail.
7. From any email, select the button to open it in a new window.
8. Launch a new UWP app (e.g. News, OneNote) from Start or the Taskbar.
9. Launch a new standalone Edge window and do some general browsing.
10. Switch back to the tabbed window with Mail in it using Taskbar, task view, and Alt+Tab
11. Navigate around the tabbed window using keyboard shortcuts:
- Ctrl+Win+Tab – switch to next tab
- Ctrl+Win+Shift+Tab – switch to previous tab
- Ctrl+Win+T – open a new tab
- Ctrl+Win+W – close current tab
12. Close an individual tab from a Set.
13. Close an entire Set with multiple tabs in it.
Note: Not all Insiders will see Set as it will be introduced as a controlled study. For more information on this approach see Coming soon to a flight near you! blog in the Windows Insider Program.
My question is, will sets actually require Edge to be the default browser? If so, that is pretty interesting. That's one way to get usage up there.
Figured I would start the thread with some lighter questions.
1) What kind of Halloween candy did you guys pass out yesterday to trick-or-treaters?
2) How did Brad and Paul first meet or become aware of each other's work?
How does the whole review unit process go? I've noticed that Brad has had that Surface Studio for a few months now. Is it his? Is it Microsoft's? Would returning it make the Surface Laptop review unit get to you guys sooner?
I don't mean this as a dig, I am just interested in learning more of the insider baseball on the whole review unit aspect of things. What does Microsoft expect out of you as part of this relationship and what expectations do you have from Microsoft?
Keep up the good work.
Is there any simple way to delete all of the photos associated with a Google Photos Account? I don't want to delete my Google Account, and I don't want to go through and click each one individually and delete it either.
I just want to scorch the earth so I can start the process over again. I started using it when it first launched and it became kind of a mess. Looking into making it my photo management solution, but I want a clean slate to work with.
Some people have said that you can use shift to select multiple photos, but I haven't found a way to actually make it so I can click the first photo, hold shift, and click the last photo and have it select them all.
Kind of makes me miss the manual days of local photo management. If they were files on my PC I'd just hit CTRL A and the Del key and be done in three seconds.
Thanks for all you do guys! Keep up the good work.