Windows Phone 8.1 "developer" rush takes down App Studio
posted by Michael H. / Apr 14, 2014, 11:11 AM
As we told you earlier, all you have to do to get the update now is to sign up as a developer at the App Studio website, then download the Preview for Developers app, and you should be good to go. But, it seems that because so many pseudo-developers have been heading to the App Studio to sign up, the site has been failing all morning. We have been checking the site periodically since about 9AM EST, and the site only just now (~12PM EST) let us complete a sign up.
This kind of failure doesn't bode well for new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's plans for the Windows Azure platform to be the cloud of choice, but it does prove that Microsoft has made the right choices with the Windows Phone 8.1 update. If there is enough demand to take down a Microsoft site, there have to be quite a lot of people that want to test out Cortana right now.
source: App Studio
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Swipe left and right is nice for is
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 11:32 AM 2
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You mean for IE11 right? So glad they added that!! Ever since I got my DV8P I've been mistakenly doing that on my phone with nothing happening. HAHA! Great addition!
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 12:11 PM 2
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yup meant IE. Also the new reading mode is awesome for ie. Basically when you are on a webpage and you are having a hard time, and the book is next to the refresh circle, press the book it gives a text readout for easier view.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 1:32 PM 0
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The gears are spinning. So close lol.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 12:23 PM 3
The gears scare me because I've had many bricked wp in the past
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 12:32 PM 0
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Glad I happened to be up at 4:00 am PST when this preview launched. Was able to download at 4:01 am before the rush came in. Everything is working well. Cortana is better than I expected, and more improvements have been made than I expected. Nobody really spent much time talking about all the small changes that make an actual difference in every day use prior to this release, so there is a lot I am pleased about with this update.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 1:37 PM 2
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Looks like Windows phone fans and users are not going to nice and wait for the update. I might take the plunge myself because of all the good reviews thibes update brings to Windows smart phones and guess what more are on the way. That the way to go Microsoft keep those updates coming. I think Microsoft should do it like they did Windows 7 and windows 8 which was set up some servers and just offer the Developers preview to all unless you cannot upgrade to the final version when it's available.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 2:26 PM 0
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I'm sure Microsoft practices setting limits on VMs & Servers, but this issue specifically hung up on the App Studio / MS Acct login portal. Seems GTG now! This was absolutely worth the effort, and has surprised me in how noticable a change the updates have brought to WP. Windows Phone is now ready for primetime! FTW! -Nokia 1020
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 3:12 PM 3
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Best OS just got even better.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 3:44 PM 6
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I couldn't have said it better myself... My 1520 is now benching 2nd to the highest on Benchmark OS. My 1520 has received the silver medal with a overall score of 1100.. Only the Z2 beats the 1520.. The GS3 is way, way behind.... I can honesty say that the 1520 is now the best phone on the market... Credit hasn't been given to all of the performance optimizations done underhood to WP8.1.. What a surprise!... But, I'm not really surprised.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 6:28 PM 5
sounds great but you could have just edited your comment. and is there any restrictions left which were in wp8. waiting to get a new midrange wp8.1 phone soon as i cant afford flagship. btw why are you appearing so less on PA?
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 11:47 PM 0
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Why is it that everytime I ask Cortana something she brings up a bing search instead of talking? When I ask her the stuff I saw on videos like “Tell me a joke” Instead of telling me one she brings up a bing search?
posted on Apr 15, 2014, 2:05 AM 0
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