Microsoft MyPhone 2.0 being worked on


It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about Microsoft’s MyPhone service. Here’s a new Job ad with some rather vague information about the next version (2.0) of the service:

The mobile and online areas are two of the most competitive and innovative areas in software today. Microsoft has strong competitors, but we also have great technologies, some amazing ideas, and a huge commitment to do what it takes to win from the executive leadership team. The My Phone service is the initial release in a bigger vision to combine these two critical areas into a compelling customer experience, enhancing the Windows Phone platform with powerful web integration scenarios around data protection, device management, social networking, location awareness, ease of use, integration with partner services, and much more.

The My Phone test team is looking for an SDET to join us as we embark on our 2.0 release. Our client work involves the development & testing of features that form part of the next release of Windows Mobile. Our server work involves development & testing for the next release of our datacenter hosted web services & web portal. Experience in either (or both) of these areas is highly preferred. The successful candidate will primarily own testing features for either client or server, but will work closely with the other.

The My Phone server development team is looking for a software developer to join us as we embark on our 2.0 release. Our service includes a data sync engine that mirrors your phone’s data for backup and restore, as well as other cool scenarios like finding your lost phone, remotely locking or wiping the data and many others on the top of our list. If you are interested in mobile and online services, our team is at the heart of making it happen at Microsoft.

The successful candidate will be a strong developer with a passion for mobile devices and aptitude for UI and server development, in particular a subject matter expert in Silverlight technologies.

It looks like the next version will let users synchronise their Social Networks status/info among other new features and will be SilverLight based (on Windows Mobile 7). Will it use Microsoft’s Live Mesh technology?

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