One thing I’m WAY overdue to blog about is my experience with Windows Phone 8 from an IT Pro’s perspective.  As I have done in the past for Windows Phone 7.x, I believe it’s important to call out some of the very cool things available on Windows Phone 8, and I’m expecting to get to that in the New Year. 

In the meantime, one of my IT Pro colleagues, Brian Lewis wrote a VERY COOL Windows Phone App that is a blog reader for the 11 US IT Pro Evangelists like myself.  This app works on BOTH Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.x devices.

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One of the things my peers and I do in our roles as “IT Pro Evangelists” for Microsoft is write blog articles on technologies we find interesting. There is a lot of great information contained on these 11 blogs so Brian decided to write an app for Windows Phone to access these blogs.  I installed the app and was amazed at how FAST I could get to my blog.

To install the app you can search for the title “US IT Pro Blogs” in the Windows Phone Store from your Windows Phone or you can get it here: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/us-it-pro-blogs/ea7a6547-0d3e-46a1-ac8a-a771fa2b69fd

Here are the IT Pro blogs contained in the Phone app:

  • Brian Lewis – My Thoughts On IT
  • Kevin Remde – Full of I.T.
  • Blain Barton – Blog
  • Bob Hunt – The IT Pro Exchange
  • Chris Avis – Blog
  • Dan Stolts – IT Pro Guru Blog
  • Harold Wong – Geekie Thoughs and Insights
  • Matt Hester – Candygrams for the IT Pro
  • Keith Mayer – IT Pros ROCK! at Microsoft
  • Tommy Patterson – Virtuallycloud9
  • Yung Chow – Hybrid Cloud

Currently this free blog reader is only available on Windows Phone!  An exclusive… That’s right you need to “upgrade” to a Windows Phone to get this free app. It is not available on either iPhone or Android handsets. Leave a comment for Brian on his post to let me know if there is a “need” to have this published on other platforms. Also let Brian know your thoughts on improvements you would like to see.

Enjoy!