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…


Star Chart–A Definitive AR App for Windows Phone

I asked San Shepherd, co-founder of Escapist Games Ltd, a few questions about Star Chart, a high tech star gazing companion that allows you to see what’s out there in all its augmented reality glory. Q. Tell me a bit about your background and Escapist Games. "Our vision was to make the heavens… something 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…


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….


Tech.Days Live Video: SQL Server Compact and User Data Access in Mango

In this session, Andy Wigley takes a look at the new local database features in Windows Phone Mango. Specifically SQL Server CE, how to deploy databases, how to access them and even how to update the database schema. Andy also explores the new APIs for accessing user data on the device (eg contacts).


Tech.Days Live Video: Lap Around Mango

Brandon Watson takes us on a tour of the upcoming release of Windows Phone “Mango” with a strong focus on developer features including multi-tasking, framework enhancements, XNA & Silverlight integration, access to phone capabilities, performance, database access, push notifications, Marketplace etc.


Tech.Days Live Video: Windows Phone – State of the Union

It seems like an age since “Tech.Days Live” when we had two full days of Windows Phone sessions. All the sessions were recorded and they’re published on the Tech.Days website. To make things really easy I’m going to post the ones relating to developing for Windows Phone on my blog starting with Brandon’s “State of…