Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp

You’ve seen the announcement and perhaps you’ve downloaded the beta of the Windows Phone 7 dev tools (if you haven’t, do it now!) Now that you’ve got the tools, what’s next? Will they just lie there, dormant on your hard drive, or are you going to use them and be a trailblazer on a brand…

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Now in Beta: Windows Phone Developer Tools!

The announcement went out earlier today: the Windows Phone Developer Tools have moved from the CTP ("Community Technical Preview”) phase to Beta (“Almost There!”). As Brandon Watson wrote in the Windows Phone Developer Blog, “This Beta release represents the near final version of the tools for building applications and games for Windows Phone 7.” Go…


Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp: Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto

Want some hardcore training from a developer who’s been doing Windows Phone 7 development since the tools were released in March? Then you’ll want to check out DevTeach’s Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp, taking place late this summer in Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto. The Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp is an intense two-day training session run…

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Turning Up Where Least Expected

A conference devoted to devices that run iOS might be the last place you’d think you’d see a Microsoft developer evangelist, but here I am! I’m at iP3 Forum, “a one-day event that will explore the changing mobile landscape and the business opportunities associated with Apple’s Touch Platform (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), as business…


Crunch Time for Windows Phone

Behind the Scenes: Windows Phone 7 Microsoft Vice President Terry Myerson gets a look at a prototype Windows Phone circuit board that Qualcomm built with an all-new chip that had just started rolling off the manufacturing line. Photo by Ina Fried. In her article Behind the Scenes: Windows Phone 7, Ina Fried pays a visit…


Windows Phone Workshops

Windows Phone 7 is coming soon, and we’re holding a couple of full-day workshops to show you its underlying architecture, walk you through its development frameworks, show you how to build apps with Visual Studio Express and sell them in the Marketplace, and then hold a codefest – and yes, it’s free-as-in-beer to attend! We’re…

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Be a Windows Phone 7/Imagine Cup Rock Star!

To be a Windows Phone 7 rock star, you could use your favourite rock and roll instrument to promote it like I did… …or, if you’re a student, you can build a Windows Phone 7 application and submit it as an entry for Imagine Cup 2010. They’ve just announced a new award – the Rockstar…


Reporting from MIX10 Tomorrow!

I’m in Las Vegas to attend the MIX10 conference, Microsoft’s conference for both developers and designers. This year’s MIX conference, which runs from Monday March 15th through Wednesday, March 17th, is a hotly-anticipated one, thanks the fact that Microsoft will be making announcements about Internet Explorer 9 and Windows Phone 7 Series. As the Canadian…


Counting Down to Seven: XNA Game Studio 4.0!!!!

Welcome to another installment of Counting Down to Seven, a series of articles about mobile app development that I’m writing as we count down the days to MIX10, when we reveal more about the up-and-coming Windows Phone 7 Series. The Game Developers Conference is a good time to make game development announcements, and that we…