I’ve had a chance to update the chapter numbers and references in all of the existing chapters and in the main Windows Phone Book document. Here’s a dump of the updated chapter files and book, along with a few short notes for each.

Chapter 4: Search

Status: First draft complete

I updated this chapter a little earlier today. This chapter was previously about half of a bigger chapter and has been updated to the task-based approach, so it’s good to go.

Download Search 1.0 (30 page PDF, 2.04 MB)

Update: Thanks to some reader feedback, I updated this chapter again with a few minor changes.

Download Search 1.1 (30 page PDF, 2.05 MB)

Chapter 5: People + Me

Status: In-progress

This is the chapter I’m currently writing. I had posted the first (incomplete) version of it Saturday, and this update includes only a single, minor change: The chapter number has changed from 4 to 5. There were no chapter references in the text.

Download People + Me 0.2 (12 page PDF, 1.73 MB)

Chapter 7: Messaging

Status: Awaiting conversion to task-based layout

This is one of the early chapters that predates the task-based approach, so it still needs to be converted. This update includes the new chapter number, and I’ve fixed the chapter references in the text.

Download Messaging 0.7 (37 page PDF, 2.44 MB)

Chapter 8: Maps + Location

Status: Incomplete

This chapter includes the second half of what used to be a “Bing Search and Maps” chapter. It needs to be updated to the task-based approach and I need to write major new sections about the Nokia HERE apps.

Download Maps + Location 1.0 (16 page PDF, 1.54 MB)

Chapter 9: Email

Status: First draft complete

This chapter only needed to be checked for chapter references.

Download Email 0.5 (35 page PDF, 1.88 MB)

Chapter 10: Calendar

Status: Awaiting conversion to task-based layout

This is another early chapter that was completed but now needs to be converted to a task-based design. This version includes corrected chapter references.

Download Calendar 1.0 (45 page PDF, 1.55 MB)

Chapter 11: Internet Explorer

Status: First draft complete

This chapter only needed to be checked for chapter references.

Download Internet Explorer 0.4 (31 page PDF, 3.56 MB)

Chapter 13: Music, Videos + Podcasts

Status: First draft complete

A chapter renumber and a few chapter references, nothing major.

Download Music, Videos + Podcasts 0.6 (48 page PDF, 3.35 MB)

Chapter 14: Photos

Status: First draft complete

Another quick fix with chapter renumbering/reference fixing only.

Download Photos 0.5 (29 page PDF, 3.29 MB)

Chapter 15: Games

Status: First draft complete

No major changes.

Download Games 0.4 (32 page PDF, 3 MB)

Chapter 16: PC Integration

Status: Incomplete

This chapter predates the change to the task-based approach. But it is also missing some PC desktop sync content that was pulled from the Music, Videos + Podcast chapter and will need to be further updated. This update includes chapter numbering/referencing fixes.

Download PC Integration 0.6 (20 page PDF, 1.38 MB)

Windows Phone Book

This is the full book document, aggregating all of the content from the existing (complete and partially complete) chapters listed above, with placeholders for the chapters and sections that are yet to be written. The goal is for this to end up at about 500 pages in PDF form when the book is “complete.”

Download Windows Phone Book 0.031 (348 page PDF, 20.7 MB)

Update: Thanks to some reader feedback, I updated this document again with a few minor changes.

Download Windows Phone Book 0.032 (348 page PDF, 20.7 MB)

OK, back to actual writing…