Develop Windows Phone 7 Apps with Visual Basic?

Ever since we first announced the application platform for Windows Phone 7, there was a loud chorus of Visual Basic developers asking if and when they would be able to build apps for Windows Phone 7.  That wait is over.  You can now download the Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools.  Provided in…


Microsoft Releases Open Source Tools for the Cloud

Microsoft makes commitment to Openness in the Cloud: Releases new OSS tools for Windows Azure New tools and SDKs expand choices for PHP developers targeting Windows Azure   Microsoft has announced the availability of a new set of developer tools and Software Development Kits (SDKs) for PHP developers that want to build applications for Windows…

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Windows Phone 7 Training Kit is Available

Windows Phone tools for developers are ready. Now it’s time for you to start building your own Windows Phone application. There are no more excuses, no reasons to postpone. Get the tools and start writing your app today! As part of our efforts to help developers to jumpstart their Windows Phone applications development, we’ve updated…


Halo Reach Debuts

Earlier this week we released “Halo: Reach,” the thrilling prequel to the iconic “Halo” trilogy that became a global entertainment phenomenon and defined a generation of gamers over the past decade. Not since the debut of “Star Wars: Episode I” have fans been so excited to revisit a beloved franchise. Recently dubbed “a pop culture…

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Creating High Performing Silverlight Applications for Windows Phone 7

Compared to a desktop or laptop PC, a Windows Phone 7 device has a more limited amount of CPU and GPU (graphics processing unit) power.   To make Silverlight run well on a Windows Phone 7 device, many changes have been made to the Silverlight graphics engine and other parts of the platform.   This…


New SQL Azure Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new SQL Azure website — bookmark this now! www.microsoft.com/sqlazure.    This new site will improve customer experience with faster discovery of relevant and richer information on SQL Azure. The site will also enable us to effectively target developers and partners and result in better customer satisfaction,…


Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Released

The final release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools is the culmination of hard work on the part of many talented people. We couldn’t, however, have done it without the help of the community. The feedback we received since our initial release in March has enabled us to make some changes, resulting in a better…


Windows Phone 7 – Starting the Fire!

Do you have a great idea for an app to run on Microsoft’s new mobile phone, Windows Phone 7? Do you have an app running on another platform such as iPhone or Android and want to greatly increase the reach and profitability of your app? We can help. All over the country Microsoft is running…