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MIX10 Day 1 Highlights

Yesterday marked the kickoff of MIX10 and anyone on Twitter or any other online source couldn’t help but see a flurry of information coming out of MIX10.  I thought I would put up some of the interesting tidbits and items I saw from the day for those of you interested.

MIX10 Day 1 Keynote Featuring Scott Guthrie and Joe Belfiore


Windows Phone 7 Series Keynote Announcements from MIX10

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Announcing Silverlight 4 Release CandidateJohn Papa and Adam Kinney follow up the MIX10 keynote announcement of Silverlight 4 RC by discussing what is new and what materials have been released on the Channel 9 learning center website.
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image – Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7 Series, by Charles Petzold!

image – Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone announced!  (Click image for more information)

image – Use Silverlight & XNA frameworks to create games & interactive, high-quality apps for Windows Phone 7 Series.  Code samples, developer guides, developer tools, and more available for download!

image Get started with and download Silverlight 4.0 today!  Silverlight adoption has continued at a rapid pace with installations approaching 60 percent of all Internet devices worldwide!

image – Expression Blend 4 Beta announced – Download here

image Expression Blend Add-in announced that let’s you build applications for the Windows Phone.  Components you will need installed for developing Windows Phone apps:

Marketplace for Windows Phone 7 Series Applications announced – engadget video posting of the Marketplace for Windows Phone 7 Series

Numerous leading companies revealed that will be creating apps and games for Windows Phone 7 Series.  To name a few: The Associated Press, Archetype International Inc., AWS Convergence Technologies – WeatherBug, Citrix Systems Inc., Clarity Consulting Inc., Cypress Consulting, EA Mobile, Fandango Inc., Foursquare Labs Inc., frog design inc., Glu Mobile Inc.,, Hudson Entertainment Inc., IdentityMine Inc., Inc., Larva Labs, LLC, Matchbox Mobile Ltd., Microsoft Game Studios, Namco Networks America Inc., Oberon Media Inc., Pageonce Inc., Pandora Media Inc., Photobucket Inc., PopCap Games Inc., Seesmic, Shazam Entertainment Ltd., Sling Media, SPB Software Inc., stimulant, TeleCommunications Systems Inc., Touchality LLC and Vertigo Software Inc.
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