Developer Hub: Getting started with Windows Phone 7 design and development :)

Being a WP7 developer, i am here to share the following few of the useful design and development tools, sites, videos, tutorials, labs, training kit, Microsoft forums and a lot to start. There are tons of information available in MSDN, TechNet, Channel9 for developing and designing applications for WP7. Windows Phone 7 Design Guidelines UI…


Troubleshooting: Why Windows Mobile is connecting to my PC?

There are several things that may prevent your device from connecting: If Windows Live OneCare is installed on your computer, it may be blocking device connectivity. For the steps to configure Windows Live OneCare to allow the device to connect, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/help/synchronize/device-center-onecare.mspx The driver installation may not have completed successfully….


Download : Windows Phone Developer tools CTP

With respect to my earlier blog post regarding Windows Mobile 6.5 developer tool kit, now you can download the “Windows Phone Developer tools CTP”. The same powerful and easy to use Visual Studio integrated developer environment (IDE) handles from design to testing of Windows Phone 7 Series phone applications. It’s designed to work with Windows…


KIN : Microsoft Unveils next generation social Windows Phone

I want to share information regarding KIN, a new next generation Social Windows Phone released by Microsoft Corp. on April 12 2009 (click here to watch “Microsoft unveils Kin” – Silverlight Presentation).   It’s designed specifically for people who are actively navigating their social lives. Brought to life through partnerships with Verizon Wireless, Vodafone and…


Download : Windows Phone 7 Training Kit for Developers

Windows Phone 7 Series promises to be an amazing mobile phone operating system given its innovative user interface and functionality, as well as its great development platform upon which you can quickly and easily build games and applications. With a myriad of new devices, a powerful and immersive software platform, and a new marketplace to…


Upgrade : Can you update from Windows Mobile 6.1 to 6.5?

As per Windows Phone forum article, over the next few months, the partners may release updates to some of their Windows Mobile 6.1 phones. As the updates become available, we’ll add links here that will guide you to the installation instructions on the web site of your mobile operator or manufacturer.                   If you…


About me…Hello World?

I am Deva from Microsoft. I am an enthusiast and a developer with Windows Phone/Mobile application development, XNA and Silverlight. I will provide related updates in this MSDN blog. I look forward from you to provide your valuable comments, queries which can helpful for me to shape myself and the site more useful to others…


My View : Office 2010, what’s up, buddy?

Whenever our discussion turns towards Office 2010, most of my customers ask, “What’s up with Office 2010? Any new features? Some thing new for end users? What’s up buddy?” There are many new features, user experiences available with each application/product of Office 2010 suite, which i reported couple of them earlier. Additionally I want to share…

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Windows Mobile: Windows Live Mesh Tech Preview for Windows Mobile 6.x

I am using Windows Live Mesh for a while – even i forget to carry my pen drive, now a days i don’t care whether i work on my PC or on my Windows Mobile. Thanks for Live Mesh for helping me out to change the way, that i work!! With Live Mesh, you can…


Checking Voicemail in Outlook

Do you know that if voice mail is enabled on your account, you will be able to listen to your voice mail from your mobile phone and read it in your Inbox? Yes, that’s true. It’s not just only that; also you’ll receive a text message on your phone to alert you that you have…

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What is Microsoft BPOS?

Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite is a set of messaging and collaboration solutions hosted by Microsoft, and consists of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Live Meeting, and Office Communications Online. + These online services are designed to give your business streamlined communication with high availability, comprehensive security, and simplified IT management. + Take a…


Windows Mobile : Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit available

If you’re a Windows Mobile developer, then this is for you. While this has been a much-awaited release for the developer community, some confusion has arisen in the media. To clarify, the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit (DTK) is not an SDK. The DTK contains emulators, gesture APIs, and samples useful for developing Windows…


Windows Mobile : WM 6.1 SMTP fix released

While i was reading articles related to our messaging arena and with regards to Windows Mobile they released SMTP fix for Windows Mobile 6.1. Per them, as some of you have noticed, a bug recently appeared on Windows Mobile 6.1 devices that prevented certain users from being able to send e-mail. It happened to investigate…


Windows (Outlook) Mobile: Using Hotmail & Gmail

I read this interesting blogpost which talks about how to use your Hotmail or Windows Live account with Outlook Mobile. It gives detailed information like what are the sync’ing with Windows Live support, how to set up, limitation and its mobile related ms forum details… Also if you’re a Gmail user from Windows Mobile then…