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Sync Windows Phone with Windows without the Beta Tag

Part of the "Sync Suite," the newly released desktop app syncs music, photos, and other media that you choose between your phone and a Windows PC. 

Microsoft has finally sliced off the preview (or beta) tag from their Windows Phone sync app for the desktop, leaving a much improved experience for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. Part of the "Sync Suite," the desktop app syncs music, photos, and other media that you choose between your phone and a Windows PC. The preview version has been available since October 2012, so it took quite a while for Microsoft to finalize the application.

Here's what's been updated as part of the official release:

  • Expanded podcast support.Support for iTunes podcasts has been a useful feature in the preview versions of the app, but many people get their podcasts from other sources. Now, as long as your podcasts are saved in a folder, you can automatically sync them to your phone.
  • Simplified updates.Previous versions of the app required you to install updates from windowsphone.com. Now the app tells you when improvements are available, so you install them with a click.
  • Flexible library selection.To provide more flexibility, the app can now sync files from any library or folder on your computer, even if they’re on an external hard drive.
  • Many bug fixes.We’ve rolled up your feedback on the preview versions and made fixes to improve performance.

You can obtain the app from here: Windows Phone app for desktop

And, if you're curious what file types you can sync, and need a tutorial on how to do it, there's even an online Sync Wizard to help you do it:  Windows Phone Sync Wizard

 

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