Today there is some news about cloud backup being introduced to Windows phones. For 2012, Microsoft is said to be working on getting the cloud backup feature to its Windows phones, a feature similar to the Apple Cloud. According to a recent job listing for Microsoft the company is to bring some sort of backup and restore service to Windows Phone devices.
The listing read, "Come join the Windows Phone Backup, Migrate, and Restore team. Our goal is to ensure that no matter if someone loses their phone, drops their phone in a lake, buys a new windows phone, or just has their toddler wipe their phone by entering the wrong PIN over and over, a user can quickly and seamlessly get their phone back to a good state. The features we are producing will be new for the next version of Windows Phone and will help ensure Microsoft stays ahead of the competition when it comes to disaster recovery. Come be a part of defining this area."
There is a strong chance that Microsoft could use their existing Skydrive feature to bring backup and restore to Windows Phone smartphones. 2012 might just be where Microsoft will really make sense of their Cloud advertisements 🙂