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Windows Phone Dev Center Gets Canceling Submissions and More

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Dev Center this week has recevied a few new features–based on the UserVoice forum feedback. “We really appreciate your ongoing feedback; please keep it coming! The Windows Phone Dev Center UserVoice forum is the best way to do that,” stated Windows Phone Developer team.

On of the new features is the ability to canceling app submissions, from the lifecycle page. Developers can now cancel an app submission, make changes, and then submit again. “After you click cancel, you’ll see the following confirmation. You can click the Edit submission link to make changes and submit again,” explains the team.

Previously, after clicking submit button on an app submission in Dev Center, you’d have to wait until the app submission is completed before you could address it.

Windows Phone Dev Center: Canceling submissions screen

Windows Phone Dev Center: Canceling submissions successful screen

Another new feature Rotating screenshots–now lets you rotate images (landscape screenshots in portrait orientation) directly in Dev Center after they’ve been uploaded. Instead of rotating screenshots in an image editor.

Windows Phone Dev Center: Rotating screenshots

Finally, new automatic screenshot resizing lets the creators of the apps that support multiple screen resolutions, choose to upload only screenshots with the highest resolution and then Dev Center automatically create the others. “If you want the flexibility of submitting a set of screenshots per supported resolution, you still have that option,” the team adds.

Windows Phone Dev Center: Automatic screenshot resizing

In another blog post, Microsoft tips to over email overload on you Windows Phone mailbox:

Find attachments faster: Just go to the Office Hub, tap Email (under Places), and then tap the document. One catch–for an attachment to show up in this list, you’ll need to have opened it before.

Multi-select your mail: Tap the left edge of the screen by the first message and a set of handy pre-selected check boxes appear next to the rest of the messages in the thread.

Talk don’t type: After replying to a mail or addressing a new one, simply tap the Speak icon and say what you need to say.

Windows Phone 8 multi-selet email Windows Phone 8: talk donot type email

Power search your inbox: From inbox, tap the Search icon, typed from:”XYZ”, then tap the Search more link. Up popped a bunch of messages, including the [query]. Another power search your inbox tip: “Tap the Refine icon on the results screen to further narrow your search to a specific date range or folder.”

Check this cheat sheet for more different queries you can try.

Download more mail: Change the sync settings so the phone downloads older messages that haven’t been dealt with yet. Go to your inbox then tap More (…) > Settings > Sync settings > Download email from > The last month.

Create and sync custom folders available in both the desktop and web versions of Outlook. To do this, you’ll need to sync custom folders to your phone. From your inbox, tap open the More (…) menu. Then tap Folders > Show all folders, and tap the custom folder you want to sync. You can also pin a folder to Start by tapping Pin to start from the More (…) menu. That way, you can open it with just one tap.

Windows Phone 8: create and sync custom email folders

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