Browsing the List of WP7 Applications

I’ve seen several MS folks pointing out this capability, so I just had to share this tidbit. To my knowledge, the only way to see WP7 applications in our WP7 Marketplace was either on the phone or via the Zune software on your PC. Now, Bing Visual Search provides another way – just using your…

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October 11th WP7 Press Conference with ATT

  On October 11th, Microsoft announced more about Windows Phone 7. Leveraging Steve Ballmer and Joe Belfiore (the phone mastermind leader), the phone was shown with some of it’s big capabilities, carrier partners, app partners, and OEM partners. Here is the video and transcript, but I also typed a outline/summary: Introduction – Steve Ballmer “We’ve…

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Jeff Blankenburg’s series: 31 Days of Windows Phone 7

Fellow evangelist and Silverlight extraordinaire, Jeff Blankenburg starts his new WP7 series on October 1st. Each day, Jeff will cover a programming principle of WP7, so that you can make the best phone application. Can’t wait for the first article. The series can be found at: http://bit.ly/31daysofwp7

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The Latest WP7 Learning Resources

Windows Phone 7 Jumpstart Series: · Blog Reference: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2010/08/17/windows-phone-7-jump-start-training.aspx · Supporting Course Materials: http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/wp7/m/classresources/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0 · 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 the platform capabilities and the software development options. And offer you…

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Windows Phone Design Day Recordings

I looked forward to seeing what Jaime Rodriguez has posted: Windows Phone Design Day Recordings. This comes from 1.5 days of a deep-dive for design agencies on WP7.

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KT Video on WP7

In our inside world at Microsoft, we respectfully refer to Kevin Turner as KT – and when KT talks, people listen.  And when he’s giving launch facts that I don’t have, I definitely take a listen. Engadget posted a video this morning of KT talking about the phone platform, and even alluding to launch approximation…

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Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp – Silverlight, XNA, and Windows Phone 7

As I’m posting this, I’m in Seattle at a week of internal MS training. And there’s an emphasis on several products – and one of the top ones is Windows Phone 7 (or WP7). They are showing 3 different phone devices here, and all the employees are going crazy to get one. The sessions that…

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Tools + Apps + Ambition = $$$

Mobile App Match is bringing the people who build Windows phone apps together with the people who seek them for personal use—to start conversations, exchange ideas, and see what develops. Your activity will help guide starter ideas from first blush to finished products available on Windows Marketplace. A very interesting site to see the ideas. Lots…

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Windows Phone 7 hits Technical Preview status

  http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2010/07/18/a-windows-phone-7-milestone.aspx Before release of this milestone, the software has undergone extensive testing – in daily use by more than 1000 people at Microsoft who have been using WP7 as their only phone for the past several months, and the more than 10,000 devices in our test labs. We’ve been testing usability, battery life, network…

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Assistance to Design a Windows Phone 7 Application UI

Thanks to a tip from Rob Cameron, a fellow Architect Evangelist at Microsoft and who has a nice list of WP7 blog posts, I see there’s an interesting resource for those designing for WP7. Properly named Design Resources for Windows Phone, this MSDN page has several goodies that your designer will appreciate: UI Design and…

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