Windows Phone 7 How-to

Getting started

See our Quick Start Guide for all the info you need for setting up email on your new phone, taking a picture and more.

  • New phone?

    Start here first to get your phone set up and working the way you want it to.

  • Basics

    Find out how to update the phone software, use Speech on the phone and other basic tasks.

  • People + email

    Do you want to send emails and text messages? Check Facebook? Find a contact? It's all here.

  • Pictures

    Learn how to take pictures and immediately share them with your network.

  • Browsing + maps

    Your phone gives you access to the world and a way to navigate through it.

  • Music + videos

    Keep your music collection in your pocket at all times.

  • Applications + games

    You'll never be bored again, with a collection of applications and games to keep you (and your kids) busy.

  • Office Mobile

    Microsoft Office Mobile on your phone allows you to view, edit and share Office files at any time, anywhere.


  • Windows Phone 7.5
    Windows Phone 7.8

    See what cool features we've included in the latest software release.

  • Update central

    Find out how to update your phone to get all the latest features and fixes.

  • Support info
    Contact us

    Try our community forums and support sites, or get help from Microsoft, your mobile operator or your phone manufacturer.

  • Getting started
    Getting started

    All you need to know to get started with your new Windows Phone.

  • Zune software for your PC

    Install Zune software on your PC to shop for music and videos, sync media files with your phone and download phone updates.

  • How-to videos
    How-to videos

    Check out our quick tip, overview and step-by-step videos.