Microsoft to shut down My Phone service for Windows Mobile 6.xAre you still using a Windows Mobile 6.x-powered handset that suits your needs, and never really found the need to upgrade to something newer? Well, perhaps Microsoft thinks otherwise by nudging you to upgrade land as they will be shutting down the My Phone service for users of Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 and above devices, as Microsoft has plans to migrate current customers over to their Windows Live SkyDrive Service in return. Microsoft has plans for the cloud-based SkyDrive, believing that it will be the best way if one wants to to continue providing its customers with archiving services.

This means Microsoft will stop synchronizing data of My Phone-configured Windows Mobile 6.x handsets with the My Phone service from August 7th onwards, where user data will no longer be backed up to the My Phone service then. The company will also start the automatic migration of contact, calendar, texts and photos from the My Phone service to Windows Live SkyDrive. Other items such as videos, music, documents, tasks and browser favorites will remain and not make the migration, so the onus is on you to download these data types for yourself before October 6th. The My Phone website will experience a killswitch being pulled on that date.

Those who are unable to do so by October can always ping Microsoft for a CD or DVD containing all data saved to their My Phone account until October, 2012.

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