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    Post Device Stage in Windows 7 - A nice approach and possibilities galore!

    To know what Device Stage is in the first place, check out these few articles:



    Ars@PDC: The new "Device Stage" in Windows 7

    Video: Windows 7 Device Stage on Eee PC S101 running dual-core Atom - Engadget

    Windows Device Experience

    http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...ice-stage.aspx

    Device Stage

    Device Stage provides a new way for users to interact with their cell phones, cameras, printers, and portable media players from the Windows 7 desktop.
    Device Stage provides a visual interface that makes it easy for users to find and use applications and services for their devices. Device Stage also provides a multifunction version of AutoPlay. Through a new set of XML schemas supported in Windows 7, device makers can define applications and services that are specific to each device, which are presented and executed within the Device Stage interface.
    For portable devices, Device Stage supports the industry standard Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) 1.0 with new service-enhanced features in Windows 7.
    I was not sure whether any of my present devices would be supported or even show up in this new UI, so when i connected my Nokia N85, i was pleasantly suprised to see it showing up like this -



    The other screenshots which i have seen on the net at those sites show that this interface can be made much more interactive and can become the primary location for all the info for your device.

    Eg. It can replace the Launch Application of Nokia PC Suite.

    Any of your devices showing up in the Device Stage?

    It is accessible via the Devices and Printers from the Start Menu.

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    Device Stage is awesome, right from their PDC demo I have fallen in love with this feature.

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    Interesting read, Thanks.

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    Default Windows 7 Devices

    Just now, I found an interesting discovery when I decided to plug in my Nokia N95.

    I was greeted with a driver installation window that looks like this:


    When I clicked the "Install PC Suite" button, I was given a nice (new) version of the Nokia Installer - which seems to prove that major companies are now getting onboard and making their drivers compatible;



    This is an exciting thing for me - it really shows serious progress in the way of manufacturers getting onboard and making an effort to integrate tightly with the Windows environment.

    (Will post device stage image shortly also)

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    cool images there. you must be loving win7 eh?

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    Yeah mate - I'm really quite excited for this operating system to come out. The speed and compatibility is just incredible!

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    some day..soon ill change to 7. it takes a while before i actually act upon my goals, especially if it involves the OS.

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    @owenw
    Had you not installed PC Suite prior to plugging in your N95?

    A word of Advice - DUMP THE NSERIES PC SUITE!! It ****s big time! It is too buggy and resource hogging.

    Download the Vanilla PC Suite from Nokia.com/pcsuite and install it in Windows Vista Compatibility Mode! It has more features than the Nseries PC Suite.

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    Nope - i sure hadn't! First time I'd plugged in the phone.

    It doesn't seem too buggy? In fact it seems quite fast and stable.
    I'll have a look at the vanilla one tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by owenw View Post
    Nope - i sure hadn't! First time I'd plugged in the phone.

    It doesn't seem too buggy? In fact it seems quite fast and stable.
    I'll have a look at the vanilla one tonight
    Oh you should look at the vanilla one if you find the Nseries one stable
    BTW, the Nseries PC Suite is going to make way for the OVI Suite, which is pretty lame at the moment, but i have heard that a major version is slated for release next after the recent release of PC Suite 7.1

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