Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is "most thoroughly tested mobile platform" ever released

Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is "most thoroughly tested mobile platform" ever released

Summary: Yesterday Microsoft's new mobile platform Windows Phone 7 hit the RTM milestone, and in the official announcement Microsoft was keen to stress how mush tested had gone into this new platform.

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Yesterday Microsoft's new mobile platform Windows Phone 7 hit the RTM milestone, and in the official announcement Microsoft was keen to stress how mush tested had gone into this new platform.

Here's what Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone Engineering, had to say:

Windows Phone 7 is the most thoroughly tested mobile platform Microsoft has ever released. We had nearly ten thousand devices running automated tests daily, over a half million hours of active self-hosting use, over three and a half million hours of stress test passes, and eight and a half million hours of fully automated test passes. We’ve had thousands of independent software vendors and early adopters testing our software and giving us great feedback. We are ready.

That's a lot of testing ... but will it be enough?

Topics: Microsoft, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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  • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

    "We?ve had thousands of independent software vendors and early adopters testing our software and giving us great feedback."<br>So, does this mean there will be copy & paste after all?
    ZackCDLVI
  • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

    Seem to remember they said the same things about Vista. It's all marketing and hype at this point. We'll see what happens when it hits the streets (and I'm not calling it either way).
    Jeremy-UK
    • As if the fanboys weren't enough

      @Jeremy-UK
      Ugh, as if we didn't have enough marketing and hype from the fanboys. Can't wait until WP7 is finally released.
      ZackCDLVI
      • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

        @Zc456

        I will buy a Win7 Phone only if the ads star Jason Alexander in them. We tried Jerry Seinfeld, and well, let's face it. He's the perfect personification of Windows Mobile 7. Short, round, easily distracted and balding.

        Am I right or am I right?
        Dwayne Bozworth
    • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

      @Kingsley - Pretty bad typo in the first paragraph. It's "testing" not "Tested"

      @Jeremy-UK - You're absolutely right, there are two reasons that products undergo "extensive testing". (1) You can't afford to have them fail. (2) They have so many bugs that you can't get a viable product out. If MS is "testing extensively" in a market they fall further behind in everyday...then one or both of these conditions are true.

      @Dwayne Bosworth - Seinfeld was tall and thin, Costanza was short fat and balding.
      Socratesfoot
  • Right, and Dan Quayle had just as much experience as Jack Kennedy!!!

    NT
    DonnieBoy
    • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

      @DonnieBoy This a technical discussion! Please refrain from waxing political, no matter how mirthful you think it may be. Send your commentary to the NY Times.
      brjohnson@...
      • But, is Microsoft's "technical" claim any better than Dan Quayle's?????????

        NT.
        DonnieBoy
  • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

    I love how Microsoft is setting the bar so high for mobile platforms. They want it to be right the first time out of the box. With the new WP7 GUI their platform is going to shake the industry up.
    Loverock Davidson
    • Fart recall alert!!!

      Redmond is calling you in for repair.

      Be fast, they hate waiting.
      OS Reload
    • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

      @Loverock Davidson

      I think there should be zero concern for the front end. Microsoft's achilles tendon has always been the back end tech.

      She may be pretty, but will she dance well?
      Gnotsuj
      • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

        @Gnotsuj
        Personally play with the WP7 prototype, I am impress.
        illegaloperation
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      i2fun@...
    • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

      @Loverock Davidson ya a GUI that is a rip of HTC Sense + Apple iOS, and a OS that does nothing. Ya thats really going to shake up the industry. WP7 is a STEP BACK from WM.
      Jimster480
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        i2fun@...
  • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

    "keen to stress how mush tested had gone into this new platform" Did you mean to say "how much testing"?
    Admin71
    • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

      @Bookmark71 Yeah, his column could have used some more User Testing.
      andy88488
    • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

      @Bookmark71 No, I think it refers to Windows Phone 7 being "mush"! Therefore "mush testing"!
      dale@...
  • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

    back in the days of win 2000 workstation/professional, MS also put a lot of effort into testing and it paid out.<br><br>my only concern when they mention this whole testing is really how useful this will be when vendors start pushing the OS onto low end/low spec hardware to compete for pricing.<br><br>the best example for WinMo 6 was comparing HTC phones to a low end phone also running WinMo 6.<br>You could find huge disparities which looked like a completelly different OS when, in the end, it was mostly down to hardware and proper driver support.
    PedroRa
    • RE: Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is

      @PedroRa - I believe that Microsoft specified hardware requirements for Win Phone 7 that all hardware manufacturers must meet. Doesn't mean they can't exceed them, but they must meet them.

      Besides, Will Poole and Jim Alchin weren't part of the developement cycle so theoretically we shouldn't see a replay of the "Vista Compatible" debacle.
      PollyProteus