Deadlines can sometimes pose a problem to developers that are rushing to get something out on time to meet a specific target date. In the case of Windows Phone 7 Series, it was really unclear at first if the copy & paste feature, something that might be looked at as being simple, would see its way to the final build that's expected to debut before the busy holiday season. The Redmond based company managed to shed some additional information regarding the feature during MIX10. Although we won't see the feature from the start during the launch of Windows Phone 7 Series, it's expected to come along in a future update once the first set of devices arrive on the scene – Microsoft did stress that the heavy use of cross-app integration would lessen the need for the feature from the start. Even though Microsoft already has a timescale of how things will pan out for their new platform, there apparently isn't enough time to bring forth a cross-platform feature without delaying the release schedule. In the end, it really would make anyone wonder why such a simple feature like copy & paste would be omitted from the start – especially when Microsoft is positioning this platform to be something refreshing and new. Undoubtedly the timeline of things will keep developers on their toes in getting everything complete, but let's hope that they really fine tune things so that it isn't plagued with problems from the start – something that was quite prominent in RIM's roll out of the BlackBerry Storm last year.