Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 7 Connector 2.01 for Mac
- By Kurt Mackie
- November 28, 2011
Microsoft issued version 2.01 of Windows Phone 7
Connector last week, adding a few fixes and some new features.
The connector is aimed at helping users synchronize
files between Apple Macs and Windows Phone 7 or Zune HD devices. It can synchronize multimedia files from an iTunes or iPhoto library to
devices, and can
automatically import photos and videos taken by a Windows Phone
Version 2.0 of the software was released in late October. The 2.01 version runs on Mac OS 10.6.6 (Snow Leopard)
or higher operating system versions. A description is available here at the Mac App Store.
In terms of the fixes, Microsoft added some help references to the
product. It also "resolved connectivity issues with certain
devices," but Microsoft didn't specify which ones. A Microsoft Answers page lists complaints
from people using Samsung Focus and HTC Trophy hardware. Finally,
Microsoft added a fix to resolve an album art display problem that
affected some devices.
Many of the new features in version 2.01 seem to be rehashes of the
previous release. For instance, the Apple Aperture software support
improvement and the ringtone transfer support for devices running
Windows Phone 7.5 (code-named "Mango") were features found in
version 2.0. Mango users get Windows Phone Marketplace support and the
connector software now is available in "13 additional
The connector support for Zune HD devices is a little on the late
side since Microsoft announced it would end hardware production of
those devices back in October. However, the Zune music archiving
software lives on, and continues to be available for Windows Phone
devices. Zune software is actually a prerequisite to have on Windows
Phone devices before downloading the Mango update, which was released in late September.
Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.