Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac version 1.1 released

By Tom Warren, on 26th Mar 11 3:32 pm with 13 Comments

Microsoft has issued an update to its Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac.

Microsoft has updated its Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac software. The company issued version 1.1 on Friday, featuring bug fixes and enhancements. The updated software is now available in Apple’s Mac Store. Microsoft says it has fixed a high CPU utilization problem in certain sync situations and has included some performance improvements across the application. Windows Phone 7 Connector users can now configure the application to start automatically whenever their phone is connected. Microsoft has also included support for users to sync Apple Lossless encoded audio files.

The Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac, allows Mac users to sync their Windows Phone 7 devices with iTunes and iPhoto. Windows Phone 7 Mac users are able to sync Music, Videos and Photos to their phones.

The Windows Phone Connector sits on top of Apple’s iTunes/iPhoto for Mac and interacts with both software programs using public APIs. Microsoft says it has not had to work with Apple in order to implement the connector. The install package is extremely lightweight at only 1.5MB. It’s not designed to replace the Zune experience from the PC and we hope that Microsoft considers writing a full Zune application for Mac in the future.

You can download version 1.1 at Apple’s Mac Store.

Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac

  • Simon Andrews

    Please, Microsoft. Just make a full Zune app for OS X. Give iTunes some real competition.

    • Anonymous

      Windows is the competing product here. All free apps like Zune, IE9 or MS Security Essentials are to make Windows more competitive.

    • Aethec

      No. Zune, IE9 & co are here because MS cannot bundle them with Windows.

    • Sebastian Gorgon

      Why do you want Microsoft to make everything for Mac when stupid apple won’t do anything for windows apart from their shit products

    • Anonymous

      Shit products? I’ve been using their shit products since the day the Apple // came out. Their products are far superior to everyone else’s. Maybe not Safari, but everything else.

    • Sebastian Gorgon

      Shit products they released on Windows, Quicktime, safari

    • Pieter Kroon

      Safari on Windows runs just fine, I bet better than Internet Explorer 9, yet Safari is no real competition for Firefox and Google Chrome on Windows. Quicktime is on both Windows and Mac not a great media player, but Windows Media Player isn’t all that great either. iTunes is what it is, but it is available on both platforms, just as Zune should be, in my opinion. You’re not buying a computer for your phone, so people will just use the connected. I won’t switch to windows for just the Zune client.

    • mackenziepricee

      Give me a break. iTunes is shocking on both platforms.

    • Simon Andrews

      Because those shit products are better than what Microsoft gives to Mac users: absolutely nothing (besides Office, obviously).

      I don’t think anyone’s using Windows purely because Zune only works with it. People are, instead, using iTunes or rdio because they can’t have Zune on their phone or their computer.

    • Benjy

      They could bundle them if they wanted.

      The anti-trust issue was Microsoft not allowing PC shops to preload any rival browsers into Windows.

      And threatening them with no sale if they tried.

    • Guest

      Then I’ll hope Zune will sort my cd boxsets as iTunes does – for example, let’s say there are 2 cd’s in a boxset and for simplicities sake, there are two songs – iTunes sorts it like: 1, 2, 1, 2 …whereas Windows Media Player (and Zune player, last time I checked) sort it 1, 1, 2, 2 (!!!!!!!!!!)

    • GP007

      If the 2nd CD or 3rd or 4th are marked as such Zune puts it in it’s own album listing. I have a few box sets with 3-5 CDs and each shows up as it’s own album in Zune for me. There’s a metadata tag you can set yourself. If all you have is the same album name and just track titles that’s what you get unfortunetly. Just make sure the data is right for each CD.

    • chris hernandez

      Just mark the songs as disc 2, 3 etc and it will allign the songs just like you want it.