Windows Phone Live is now “My Windows Phone”, with Microsoft Scrapbook

By LiveSide | In Featured, Mobile | Posted September 27, 2011 12 comments

Microsoft just launched the “Mango” version of its WindowsPhone.com portal, complete with a web-based Windows Phone Marketplace, as well as a re-branded Windows Phone Live experience – now called My Windows Phone.

My Windows Phone

The new portal still features the same functionality as the old Windows Phone Live, but with a fresh new design, and “Find My Phone” still provides the same functionalities: Map, Ring, Lock, Erase. What’s different is the “Account” link up the top, which allows you to:

Edit your Marketplace billing information. This is the credit card information used when you purchase music, apps, or games at Marketplace on your phone, in the Zune software, or on the web.

See your apps. On the Account page of My Phone, you can view your app purchase history and reinstall apps.

What’s also new is the Microsoft Scrapbook integration, powered by Bing:

Microsoft Scrapbook

Microsoft Scrapbook lets you see where you have recently checked-in using your Windows Phone device. Here’s a quick description of what it is:

See your check ins and keep track of your favorite locations – bars, restaurants, cafés and venues. Can’t remember the name of the restaurant you loved on your trip to New York? Scrapbook to the rescue.

Microsoft Scrapbook is personal to you, and we mean you, only. It has a nice metro-looking user interface, and integrates with Facebook and Foursquare (if that’s what you used to check in). You can also delete your check-in records permanently on Microsoft servers, with no option to undo. Do note that doing so only deletes them from Microsoft servers, those shared with Facebook or Foursquare aren’t deleted (obviously).

You can check out the new My Windows Phone portal now by going to https://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/my

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 2:51 am
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=641736055 Ed Harrison

    The scrapbook implies that it can get check-in information from FourSquare – anyone know how to configure it to access your FourSquare account?

    Alternatively, if it relies on check-ins that you make with your Windows Phone, does anyone know how to post to fourSquare from the WP “Check-in” menu?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=641736055 Ed Harrison

    The scrapbook implies that it can get check-in information from FourSquare – anyone know how to configure it to access your FourSquare account?

    Alternatively, if it relies on check-ins that you make with your Windows Phone, does anyone know how to post to fourSquare from the WP “Check-in” menu?

  • Ed Harrison

    The scrapbook implies that it can get check-in information from FourSquare – anyone know how to configure it to access your FourSquare account?

    Alternatively, if it relies on check-ins that you make with your Windows Phone, does anyone know how to post to fourSquare from the WP “Check-in” menu?

  • Rohitfv

    I dont get it. What check in are they talking about? I have checked in using Foursquare and Facebook but it does not show up? Is is Mango only?

  • Rohitfv

    I dont get it. What check in are they talking about? I have checked in using Foursquare and Facebook but it does not show up? Is is Mango only?

    • Damaster – LiveSide.net

      Yes. To clarify, only those check-ins you made on your Mango device via the Me card will show up.

      The check-in feature built-in on Windows Phone Mango does pull places from Facebook, so when you check in on your phone, you check in on Facebook too

  • Rohitfv

    I dont get it. What check in are they talking about? I have checked in using Foursquare and Facebook but it does not show up? Is is Mango only?

    • damaster

      Yes. To clarify, only those check-ins you made on your Mango device via the Me card will show up.

      The check-in feature built-in on Windows Phone Mango does pull places from Facebook, so when you check in on your phone, you check in on Facebook too

  • Guest

    I used Mango to do check-in through the Me card. However, I only checked in into Windows Live (not Facebook) and it doesn’t show in scrapbook as well.

    And also, photos taken with Mango doesn’t show in Scrapbook.
    Am I missing something?

  • Guest

    I used Mango to do check-in through the Me card. However, I only checked in into Windows Live (not Facebook) and it doesn’t show in scrapbook as well.

    And also, photos taken with Mango doesn’t show in Scrapbook.
    Am I missing something?

  • Guest

    I used Mango to do check-in through the Me card. However, I only checked in into Windows Live (not Facebook) and it doesn’t show in scrapbook as well.

    And also, photos taken with Mango doesn’t show in Scrapbook.
    Am I missing something?

  • Damaster – LiveSide.net

    Yes. To clarify, only those check-ins you made on your Mango device via the Me card will show up.

    The check-in feature built-in on Windows Phone Mango does pull places from Facebook, so when you check in on your phone, you check in on Facebook too