Microsoft Releases Sidekick Data Recovery Tool

Microsoft today issued another statement regarding the company's progress in recovering everyone's data. A post from the Redmond-based company yesterday confirmed that the company would have contacts restored by the end of the week, with all remaining content following shortly afterward. Making good on the first half of that promise, Microsoft today posted a recovery tool that allows users to restore their contacts via the My T-Mobile website.

Of course, it's not just folks' contacts that were lost but, rest assured, Microsoft and Danger are working hard to complete the next phase of the great data restoration.

"We continue to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to restore your data. We’re making solid progress on the next phase in this restoration process, including your photographs, notes, to-do lists, marketplace data and high scores."

Nice to see things are finally motoring along at a steady pace, isn't it?

Check out the full post here.

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  • superblahman123
    Good to see that they're not just saying "Whoops" and walking away.

    They must be going through countless methods of tracking down where any user data sits at any time and looking to see if it is recoverable. Because the data must travel through multiple portals to reach the phone, there must be a portal somewhere that stores some amount of user data that they could recover from.

    Good for them.
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  • hellwig
    It's good Microsoft is getting the data back, but its been what now, 3 weeks? Short of physical damage to the system (i.e. the hosting site burning to the ground), it should have been a matter of minutes to bring the hot-spare up and running. Of course, it doesn't sound like they had a hot spare. Not sure how this is Cloud Computing. Cloud computing means using the multiple computers in the cloud, not just a single computer that happens to be hosted offsite, thats NOT cloud computing.
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  • Manos
    hellwigIt's good Microsoft is getting the data back, but its been what now, 3 weeks? Short of physical damage to the system (i.e. the hosting site burning to the ground), it should have been a matter of minutes to bring the hot-spare up and running. Of course, it doesn't sound like they had a hot spare. Not sure how this is Cloud Computing. Cloud computing means using the multiple computers in the cloud, not just a single computer that happens to be hosted offsite, thats NOT cloud computing.


    If you had read the original article about what has happened and officially stated you would know that any kind of backups were also removed with the incident. Everything got formated which means that even the backups couldnt easily be restored and why they also suspect it to be purposly done and not an accident.

    But yeah, MS seems to be doing all they can for the ones that screwed up on the whole system. Im sure they freaked out. :S
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