Author news: Andrew Whitechapel article on “Mango” apps

Hello. Andrew Whitechapel, who is working on a book titled Windows Phone 7 Development Internals (Microsoft Press, 2012), has an article in the November 2011 issue of MSDN Magazine called “Building a ‘Mango’ App.” The article describes use of some of the new features in the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 release (released September 25, 2011)….

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“Mango” Jump Start videos just released

Remember the “Mango” Jump Start online training event that took place in August? The videos of this training are now available. Who is the target audience for this training and what’s the high-level overview? Targets mobile application developers, technical product managers, etc. The 14-hour course covering all aspects of Windows Phone development Visual Studio 2010,…

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Beta release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools that support Mango

Greetings. Just a quick note today to share this news: the beta release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools that support Mango will be available for download sometime today. Here’s some information from Matt Bencke’s announcement on the Windows Phone Developer Blog: First the tools. Developers can use this beta release to get ready for…

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Event: Microsoft Press Author Rob Miles to Speak at MIX11

XNA Game Studio for Fun, Profit, Danger, Excitement and Windows Phone 7 Games with Microsoft Press author Rob Miles Ever wonder what it takes to create a top game for Windows Phone 7? Rob will show you how easy it is to get XNA programs running, whether you are a C# and Visual Studio newbie…

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New book: Microsoft XNA Framework Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

Greetings! If you follow our blog, you’ve probably already seen our free ebook titled Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold. If not, you can find the 24-chapter ebook here. You can see the ebook’s full Table of Contents on that page, but here is its high-level organization: Part I   The Basics (6 chapters) Part…

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New book: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!

We’re excited to announce that Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!, by Rob Miles (ISBN 9780735651579; 464 pages) is now available for purchase!   In today’s post, please read an excerpt from Chapter 6, “Creating a Multi-Player Game,” which describes how to detect and use individual button-press events in a game and learn how…

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RTM’d today: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!

We’re eager to announce that Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!, by Rob Miles, has shipped to the printer and will be available for purchase in February. This book is the third edition of Microsoft XNA Game Studio: Learn Programming Now. Now you can build your own games for your Xbox 360, Windows…

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RTM’d today: Microsoft XNA Framework Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

Greetings. You’ve probably seen our recent free ebook by Charles Petzold called Programming Windows Phone 7, which is available here. That ebook contains three parts: Part I, “The Basics” (Chapters 1-6), Part II, “Silverlight” (Chapters 7-18), and Part III, “XNA” (Chapters 19-24). In case you would like a fully indexed print version of the content…

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Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

Gang, we’re done! 24 chapters, about 1,000 pages. Congratulations to Charles, who has outdone himself! Speaking for Charles and for the Windows Phone 7 team, we hope that you will enjoy Programming Windows Phone 7: You can download a PDF here (38.6 MB). [NEWER NOTE: the presentation issues have been fixed.] [OLDER NOTE: we see…


Free ebook: Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 (Special Excerpt 2)

Just in time for VSLive in Redmond, here’s a second draft preview ebook of Charles Petzold’s upcoming Programming Windows Phone 7! The first preview ebook contained six chapters. This one contains eleven chapters (and 265 pages): Part I   The Basics Chapter 1   Hello, Windows Phone 7 Chapter 2   Getting Oriented Chapter 3   An Introduction to…

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