Windows Phone 7 Developer Guidance Map v2.0

imageThis is an updated Windows Phone 7 Developer Guidance Map.  I’ve updated it to include a map of some of the key resources available from the App Hub Content Catalog.   The App Hub Content Catalog includes several articles, code samples, tutorials, and tools.  For the purposes of this map, I didn’t include the articles.  I kept the focus on code samples, How Tos, videos, and training (but I did add a tools section this round.)

Microsoft has an extensive collection of developer guidance available in the form of Code Samples, How Tos, Videos, and Training.  The challenge is -- how do you find all of the various content collections? … and part of that challenge is knowing *exactly* where to look.  This is where the map comes in.  It helps you find your way around the online jungle and gives you short-cuts to the treasure troves of available content.

The Windows Phone Developer Guidance Map helps you kill a few birds with one stone:

  1. It show you the key sources of Windows Phone content and where to look (“teach you how to fish”)
  2. It gives you an index of the main content collections (Code Samples, How Tos, Videos, and Training)
  3. You can also use the map as a model for creating your own map of developer guidance.

Download the Windows Phone Developer Guidance Map

Contents at a Glance

  • Introduction
  • Sources of Windows Phone Developer Guidance
  • Windows Phone Architecture
  • Topics and Features Map (a “Lens” for Finding Windows Phone Content)
  • How The Map is Organized (Organizing the “Content Collections”)
  • Getting Started
  • Architecture and Design
  • Code Samples
  • How Tos
  • Videos
  • Training

Mental Model of the Map
The map is a simple collection of content types from multiple sources, organized by common tasks, common topics, and Windows Phone features:


App Hub Content Catalog
I’ve included a list of the key resources you’ll find in the App Hub Content Catalog below to give you a quick sense of what to expect, and so you can easily see the additions to the Windows Phone Developer Guidance Map v2.0.  (Note - I included the articles list from the App Hub Content Catalog, but these are not in the Windows Phone Developer Guidance Map.)


Code Samples



Special Thanks …
Special thanks to Adam Grocholski, Allison Kent, Constanze Roman, Christopher Kilbourn, Dan Reagan, Dragos Manolescu, Georgia Pettigrove, Kevin Lam, Mark Chamberlain, Paul Enfield, Pete Brown, Srinivas Iragavarapu, Will Clevenger, and Yann Riche for helping me find and round up our various content collections.

Enjoy and share the map with a friend.

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Comments (1)

  1. Tania says:

    Happy to know about windows phone 7. Explanation is very clear. Thanks for a great job.


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