Windows 8 Camp in a Box

If you’ve recently attended one of our Windows 8 Events or Windows 8 Camps (London, Edinburgh, Manchester, London again, Birmingham etc etc) then you may have asked us about how you can get hold of the materials. You’ll be pleased to hear that the official materials including Hands on Labs, presentations, samples and other resources…


New Phones, New Markets

Hot off the press from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the news that Windows Phone will be rolling out across another 23 markets and the engineering team have done the work to optimise Windows Phone OS to run on lower-cost hardware. This means devices based on the SoC (System on a Chip) architecture and…


More Windows Phone Events (UK)

We have another couple of free Windows Phone events coming up – one in London and one in Bristol. London is on Saturday 4th Feb (I’ll be there) Bristol is on Saturday 11th Feb (my fellow evangelist Andrew Spooner will be there) For full details see the UK MSDN blog (don’t ask me about that…


The AdControl Requires Certain Capabilities

In my post last week I talked about the Advertising SDK and using the AdControl in our applications as a means of generating revenue. I should have mentioned something that could catch you out – the AdControl requires certain capabilities to be defined in your app manifest. Specifically: For Silverlight apps you’ll need: ID_CAP_IDENTITY_USER ID_CAP_MEDIALIB…


You know the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone works in the UK right?

If only I had a pound for every time I’ve been asked when Microsoft’s in-app advertising would be available in the UK. The Microsoft Advertising SDK was only available in the US for the initial Windows Phone launch. With the release of Mango however, 11 additional countries were added including the UK. What does this…


Plug for our Windows Phone Online Conference

Just a quick plug for our upcoming online conference (Wednesday 5th October) which is themed “Design from a User Perspective”. More details on the UK MSDN blog here.


Mango Jump Start Training Recordings Available

The Windows Phone “Mango” Jump Start Training with Rob Miles and Andy Wigley that took place on 23/24th August is now available to view on demand on Channel 9. This is  a great way to learn about Windows Phone development and upcoming enhancements in the Mango release. There are a total of 14 session recordings….


Windows Phone “Mango” Jump Start Training 23rd/24th August

Building on the success of the original Windows Phone 7 Jump Start training, the dynamic duo* will be in action again to deliver free Mango Jump Start training live on 23rd and 24th August – 2 full days of it! Day One — August 23, 2011 | 8am-4pm PDT | Live online training (4pm –…


Tech.Days Live Video: Expression Blend 4 – Design, Develop, Deliver

Brennon Williams takes a look at user-centred design, Expression Blend, inspiration, SketchFlow and rapid prototyping, and design templates for Windows Phone whilst at the same time attempting a world-record for the number of libellous statements referring to Will Coleman in a single presentation. Good effort!