Recently I got chance to use my first Windows Phone 8 device, when I was trying to upload my pictures and music by connecting my device to Zune I was not able to see the normal interface which asks to connect the device and authenticate by providing our pin. After few minutes I came to know through a pop up that we have a new Interface which is called Windows Phone Desktop App which is right now available as Preview 3. You can download the new Windows Phone Desktop app Preview 3 from the mentioned below. We have the download right available which is very thin and easy to use. [more]
So what are the features?
- Sync music, photos, films, TV programs and podcasts from your existing Apple iTunes library or your Windows Libraries to your Windows Phone 8.
- Automatically import pictures and videos you’ve taken with your phone to your PC.
- See at a glance how much space you’re using for each type of content, so it’s easy to make sure you never run out of room on your phone.
- Get your playlists on your phone. Find songs that will work as ringtones and add them to your phone.
The basic system requirement is the desktop app will run on Windows 7 or Windows 8 and it will support sync for Windows phone 8 device only and not the older version of the devices.
Screen Shots of New Interface:
Screen Shots of Old Interface (Zune):
So its not over yet, with the new Windows Phone Desktop app installation we can see a local Windows Store app been installed which will also be a sync tool for the Windows Phone 8 device. We can see the Windows Store app installed in the Modern UI list, opening the app will list the details of all the images, songs, videos in a nice Modern UI as shown in the screen below.