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Microsoft Developing Web Based Storage Platform for Windows Phone Users

Microsoft is planning to provide Windows Phone customers with a safe Web based storage platform for backing up data on their devices.

Apparently this new strategy came into being after a software engineer job listing was discovered by WMPoweruser.

The job listing posted by the company was intended to find the right candidates to help the "Windows Phone Backup, Migrate, and Restore team" accomplish its newly set goal.

"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," the job listing read, CNET reports.

It further added: "A user can quickly and seamlessly get their phone back to a good state."

The job posting also noted the new features will be aimed at the Windows Phone. However, it was not clear whether or not customers of existing WP devices will also be able to take advantage of this new offering.

The existing back up solution provided by the company relies on the Zune software, which means that WP users are left with virtually no other option but to go back to their home or office computer to retrieve the back up.