More Windows Phone 7 Jump Start sessions, plus forum

As you might know, Rob Miles and Andy Wigley have been talking Windows Phone 7 development in Live Meeting sessions. They’ve been covering how you write Silverlight applications, how you write games in XNA, how you sell them, and what makes this new platform so special and shiny. There were two sessions on Tuesday, July…


Rob and Andy talk Windows Phone 7

Rob Miles here. Next week Andy Wigley and I will be talking Windows Phone 7 development. For six hours. We are going to be covering how you write Silverlight applications, how you write games in XNA (that’s my favourite bit), how you sell them, and what makes this new platform so special and shiny. There…

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Rob Miles on Windows Phone 7 Application and Game Development

Microsoft Press is very pleased to be working with Rob Miles (of Hull University, a Microsoft MVP, with a blog that is wonderfully varied) on updating Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now! for Microsoft XNA 4.0 Game Studio Express. Rob will be adding some coverage of Windows Phone 7 to the book, and we’re…


Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (DRAFT Preview)

Do you recognize this man? That’s Charles Petzold! Looking stylish with the cover of his free ebook on his tee shirt. It’s a draft preview of his upcoming book (to be published in the fall): Programming Windows Phone 7 Series. This preview ebook contains six chapters in three parts (153 pages total): Part I   Getting…

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Save 40% on Microsoft Press’s Developer E-Reference Library

That’s $60 off. And you can try out the library for free for ten days.  Here’s information about the library: The Microsoft Press E-Reference Library for developers is a powerful search tool that provides instant access to more than 100 Microsoft Press books on developer topics, including latest releases—whenever you are online. Download select chapters…

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New book: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now!

We’re happy to announce that Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now! (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626584; 400 pages), by the witty and urbane Rob Miles, is now available. In this post we’d like to share some of the book’s content, including its Table on Contents, Introduction, and an excerpt from Chapter 2, “Programs,…

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RTM’d today: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now!

And another one goes! Rob Miles has completed his new book, Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now! (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626584; 400 pages). It will be available around June 10; preorder it here or here. Here’s our “About the Book” information: This lively, learn-by-doing guide proves that programming doesn’t have to be dull….

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