Windows Phone 7, The Mobile Game Has Changed

Yesterday, we announced the next generation of Microsoft mobile phones.  At Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona, Steve Ballmer and Joe Belfiore unveiled Windows Phone 7 Series.  With Windows Phone 7 Series, we have taken a generational leap forward to deliver a unique, delightful customer experience with inspiring hardware from our OEM partners. I’ve told…

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Windows Marketplace for Mobile, now supports WM 6.X

Yes, with all of the big news coming from the PDC this week, this tidbit slips under the radar this week. Per the Windows Phone Blog, we updated the Windows Marketplace to support Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 (to go along with the initial audience of Windows Mobile 6.5). To start your interaction, on your…

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Windows Phones, and Windows Mobile 6.5

This is an interesting day for Windows Mobile fans. Microsoft has this new branding, Windows Phones. We have a new O/S, Windows Mobile 6.5. Phone companies around the world have announced new Windows phones. Why all of the excitement? It’s just a minor release – from 6.1 to 6.5. Right? It is just a minor…

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Windows Marketplace for Mobile has launched!

Are you a developer, wanting to get an app into the store? Click here. Wanting to win a Surface table? Click here. Are you wanting to purchase and/or download an application? On your Windows Mobile 6.5 device, click on MarketPlace icon (under the Start menu). On your PC, click here. Your Live ID is what…

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A Thin Windows 6.5 Widget

To prepare for a talk on widgets, my learning process started with: an MSDN article, Developing Widgets for Windows Mobile 6.5 looking at the Live Search widget included in the emulators building a thin / lite widget, i.e not a lot of code or UI Why widgets? Good question. Their easy. No tools required. No…

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Race To Market Challenge, and Windows Marketplace for Mobile

In preparation for tonight’s talk, wanted to record these additional links: Windows Marketplace for Mobile helps developers transform their ideas into profitable new business opportunities. Using familiar skills and comprehensive support resources, you can create unique mobile applications, easily follow them through the certification process, and sell them to millions of consumers all over the…

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Total Access, a site for Windows Mobile users and free software

I wanted my friends to know about this site. It’s not new, but a lot of folks are unaware of it. Here’s their elevator pitch: Total Access is your guide to help you personalize your Windows Mobile phone. Express yourself with free offerings—including ringtones, wallpapers, and themes—available only to Total Access members and Windows Mobile…

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Ramp Up: Program of Free Classes

Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program, with a number of different tracks that will help you build your portfolio of professional development skills. Ramp Up has a solid foundation of premium technical content from subject-matter gurus, and provides easy-to-access content in a variety of forms that guide you in learning the important…

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My Visit to MIX

I’ll break this down in more detail at a later time. You can see some keynote details at my Twitter page. Day 1 Keynote: Bill Buxton, Scott Guthrie (video) Windows Mobile 6.5 Overview: Loke Uei Tan (video) Building Amazing Business Centric Applications With Silverlight 3: Brad Abrams (video) .NET RIA Services – Building Data-Driven Applications…

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Interesting Case Study of LAMP Application moved to VS and .NET

Ran across a case study with some very interesting quotes. This case study is from Earth Class Mail. Check out some of the comments: Benefits Saved U.S.$750,000 and six months on development Scales to support business growth Enables mobile solution with managed code Fastest Time To Market “Visual Studio offered us the most compelling development…

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