Get brained up on Windows Phone and build your app

In March, we are visiting four cities across Canada to give a full day workshop to help you get started building Windows Phone apps.  In this workshop, you can expect to learn how to build apps for Windows Phone and have expert support for you to build your very own Windows Phone app or game. …

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“A Lap Around Windows Phone 7.5” webcast now available on-demand

Last week I presented a marathon, three hour webcast called “A Lap Around Windows Phone 7.5”.  This webcast provided developer content and demos on how to build apps that take advantage of the new and improved features of Windows Phone 7.5, as well as going over some strategies for making your app successful in the…

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Join me for a developer webcast for Windows Phone 7.5

Tomorrow (Thursday, January 19, 2012) at 1PM ET/10AM PT, I will be conducting a three hour webcast on how to develop for Windows Phone 7.5 and an overview of the Windows Phone Marketplace.  During this webcast, I will discuss and show how to implement Windows Phone 7.5 features in your apps like using the accelerometer,…

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Techdays 2011: Windows Client and Windows Phone Track Unleashed

By now, you may have seen that TechDays 2011 is now open for registration.  TechDays is Microsoft Canada’s premier, in-person training event that is reaching 3 cities (Toronto – October 25-26, 2011, Vancouver – November 15-16, 2011 and Montreal – November 29-30, 2011) with 2 full days of training in 8 different tracks (in alphabetical…

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Premiere Training on Mango – And it’s free!

If you find you aren’t busy on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24, you may be interested in attending free an online training event that will bring you to speed on how to build Mango apps. If you’re new to building apps on the Windows Phone 7 platform or a veteran looking to understand…

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Mobile Development at DevTeach

There was a lot of buzz around mobile development at DevTeach Montreal a few weeks ago with an entire track dedicated to mobile development, 4 Windows Phone 7 sessions, and a post-conference full day event all about Windows Phone 7 with Colin Melia. As an added bonus, Carl Franklin (@carlfranklin) and Richard Campbell (@richcampbell) were…


Windows Phone 7 Hackfest in Ajax This Saturday!

Guest post by Atley Hunter (@atleyhunter) Hackfest? If you’re in the Toronto area and you’ve been meaning to write apps for Windows Phone 7, there’s a Hackfest near you this coming Saturday, May 14th!  · If you have an idea for an app but don’t know how to build apps for Windows Phone, this event…


AzureFest Makes A Surprise Visit to Calgary This Weekend

AzureFest is making a surprise visit to Calgary this weekend! If you haven’t yet heard of AzureFest, check out this post where AzureFest is described in full. Remember, AzureFest is a hands-on event. This means that you’ll be following along on your own laptop and actually deploying your solution during the event. In order to…


Plug In Cloud Power to Your Mobile App: Learn How at AzureFest

T-Mobile, in the States, used Windows Azure as the backend for their mobile application Family Room (you can read further in the whitepaper Mobile Operator Speeds Time-to-Market for Innovative Social Networking Solution published on Microsoft Case Studies). Now, you can bring the same concepts home to Canada by extending your mobile applications to the Windows…