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Microsoftâ€™s job postings are always a good source of rumours. This latest one from the My Phone team talks about the long awaited 2.0 update to the service.
While it does not describe the improvements expected, the posting does talk about the software forming a part of the feature set of the next version of Windows Mobile, presumably 7.
This is in some ways disappointing, as it does suggest we will not see a new version of the service until the release of Windows Mobile 7 at the end of the year. Features like calendar synching and increased storage in particular are weaknesses of My Phone which sorely needs addressing
See the job posting below:
Job Category: Software Engineering: Test
Product: Windows Mobile
Division: Entertainment & Devices Division
The mobile and online areas are two of the most competitive and innovative areas in software today. Microsoft has strong competitors, but we also have great technologies, some amazing ideas, and a huge commitment to do what it takes to win from the executive leadership team. The My Phone service is the initial release in a bigger vision to combine these two critical areas into a compelling customer experience, enhancing the Windows Phone platform with powerful web integration scenarios around data protection, device management, social networking, location awareness, ease of use, integration with partner services, and much more.
The My Phone test team is looking for an SDET to join us as we embark on our 2.0 release. Our client work involves the development & testing of features that form part of the next release of Windows Mobile. Our server work involves development & testing for the next release of our datacenter hosted web services & web portal. Experience in either (or both) of these areas is highly preferred. The successful candidate will primarily own testing features for either client or server, but will work closely with the other.