App Hub: Windows Phone development resources

Looking for a comprehensive guide to development resources for Windows Phone? Visit the Windows Phone developer resources pages on App Hub. Please find the following topic pages so you can learn everything you need to know to create great apps and games for Windows Phone: Silverlight for Windows Phone XNA Game Studio and XNA Framework…


Troubleshooting – Uninstallation issue with Windows Phone Developer tools CTP version

When i talk to couple of wp7 developers they point out that there are known issues during the uninstallation of the CTP version of the Windows Phone Developer Tools. I found this interesting blog article from Parthiba’s weblog. It contains the detailed information and steps to resolution. Some of them were uninstalling older WPDT (Windows…


Download : Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW

The Windows Phone team released the final bits for Windows Phone 7 – Developer Tools released to web (RTW). The tooling is free and will integrate with Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend 4 if you have them installed as well. This is the same powerful and easy to use Visual Studio integrated developer environment…

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Blog Post: A new Role a new outlook

I have just started a new role as the Market Development Manager for Health in APAC and it is time to add to the focus of the blog accordingly. To date I have been getting across the new role which combines the technology with partner capabilities to a much larger degree than before. The best…


Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 apps

Demos of 5 apps coming to Windows Phone 7. I need ‘em….now Netflix Twitter Flixster OpenTable Travelocity


Fix available for Silverlight application development using Visual Studio 2010

Earlier i faced the following issue – i was creating a Silverlight application using Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight. I noticed that after copying and pasting a Style Setter, then editing that Setter’s Property and Value, the XAML Editor displays an invalid error message. Also the error message is not be cleared and refreshed by…

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Download : Application bar icons for Windows Phone 7 Series

Please find the download – a set of application bar icons for use when developing Windows Phone 7 Series applications using the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP. It contains a set of 64 application bar icons that you can use when developing applications for Windows Phone. In addition to the 64 icons in PNG format…

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Download : Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta 1.0

The same powerful and easy to use Visual Studio integrated developer environment (IDE) handles design and testing of Windows Phone 7 phone applications. You can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c8496c2a-54d9-4b11-9491-a1bfaf32f2e3&displaylang=en. It includes the following: Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Beta Windows Phone Emulator Beta Silverlight for Windows Phone Beta Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows…

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What’s new @ Xbox 306 game – “Halo: Reach”

  Fans around the world are celebrating today’s release of “Halo: Reach,” the newest installment of the popular sci-fi video game series made exclusively for Xbox. Halo creators say the game is the franchise’s biggest and most ambitious to date. “Halo: Reach” is the fourth installment of the Halo franchise, but is a prequel to…

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Developer Hub : Windows Phone 7 Jump Start training

With continuation to my previous blog post (Windows Phone 7 Design and Development), i am adding couple of sessions, and a link to their course material.  Windows Phone 7 Jump Start (Session 1 of 12): Introduction A quick tour of Windows Phone 7 and how you write programs for it. We take a look at…