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WindowsPhone to end “Rooms” support by March 2015. Something new for W10?

| February 17, 2015 | 6 Replies

Did I miss another indication to this? It is just a matter of days until March 2015, so it seems all a bit sudden. Unless of course they have something else to replace the “ROOMS” feature which is being discontinued.

Perhaps this is to extend the feature to other Windows 10? Or better, making it cross platform? I like the ability to share photos, calendar items and notes in “Rooms” but this only worked for me if the user had a WP.Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 21.11.13

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Starting in March 2015, Rooms on Windows Phone will no longer be supported. You’ll still be able to view and use your room photo albums, calendars and notes.
The changes to Rooms will take place in two stages.
In Windows Phone 8 and 8.1
After support for Rooms ends in March 2015, you’ll still see your existing rooms on your Windows Phone 8 or 8.1. You’ll be able to view and use your room photo albums, calendars and notes on your phone. But you won’t be able to create newrooms or make membership or permissions changes to existing rooms. Additionally, you and other room members won’t be able to send any new room chat messages.
In Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones
We’re making way for new features in Windows 10 that will help you stay in touch with the people that matter most. Once you update to Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, rooms will no longer show up on your phone. You’ll still be able to get to your photo albums, calendars and notes, either on the web or by using other apps on your phone. You won’t be able to see your chat history or send or receive any new chats.
Note: If you have important info in your room chats that you want to keep, you should save a copy somewhere else before updating your phone beyond Windows Phone 8.1.
To see room content using apps on your phone:
  • Photos – You’ll find your photos and videos in the OneDrive app in a folder with same name as the room.
  • Calendar – Go to the Calendar app to see your room calendar.
  • Notes – Your room notes are in the OneNote app, in a notebook with the same name as the room.
To see room content on the web:
  • Sign into Outlook.com with the same Microsoft account you use on your phone. You’ll find your content there, in folders with the same name as your room.
  • Or just use these direct links to get to your:
You can continue to see everything from rooms (except for chats) on Outlook.com, in the Outlook app and on windowsphone.com.
For more info, take a look at the Rooms FAQ.
Thanks,
The Windows Phone Team
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