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Windows Phone Camp coming to a U.S. East Region city near you

imageThe excitement around Windows Phone continues to grow, especially with Windows Phone 7.5 (codename "Mango") just around the corner and all of the new features that is going to bring with it! As such, we are bringing a new series to a number of cities around the U.S. called, “Windows Phone Camp” that provides a free, full day event to bring you everything you need to know to develop a Windows Phone application, including Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango.” Here is an overview description of the Windows Phone Camp sessions:

What’s a Windows Phone Camp?

A free, full day event chock-full of everything you need to know to develop a Windows Phone application. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting started with .NET development this full-day event is for you. Interested in profit? We’ll also lead discussions on how to monetize your applications and generate profits with your apps.

Don’t miss the new Windows Phone 7.5 (codename "Mango") features as well – with detailed sessions in the afternoon around Fast Application Switching, Multitasking, Live Tiles, Push Notifications, and more.

The day will be capped with an open lab hands-on session and prizes for apps completed. This is the perfect opportunity to begin work on your dream application, or finish that app you’ve already started, with Windows Phone experts there to guide you every step of the way. Bring your own laptop to join in the fun and show off your killer app!

Don’t miss a chance to win your very own Windows Phone (ARV $500) – plus many other cool prizes. No purchase necessary, but you must be present to win.


  • 9:00 AM – Welcome Campers
  • 9:15 AM – How to make money with your Windows Phone app
  • 10:00 AM – Frameworks for fun and profit > Silverlight and XNA Canteen > Install Fest
  • 1:00 PM – Hands-on lab
  • 3:00 PM – Cool stuff your app can do
  • 4:00 PM – To the Cloud
  • 4:45 PM – Be What’s Next > Peoples Choice Awards

Bring a notebook computer and identification. Also check out the APP HUB where you can
get developer tools, learn about application features, understand common task for Apps and register and load your APP.

So when/where are the Windows Phone Camp sessions taking place and how can you register to take advantage of these? Let me help you out:

If you are interested in joining one or more of these sessions, be sure to follow the links above and register right away to secure your spots. This event is brought to you by the U.S. team. Not familiar with all of the U.S. Partner resources available to you? Take a look: Microsoft U.S. Partner Teams: Information, resources, and how to connect.

Also, remember that if you are a Microsoft Partner, you can get access to Windows Phone hardware and service plan discounts. Oh, and if you aren’t familiar yet with some of the fantastic things coming with Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango,” let me share just a few here with you, courtesy of the Windows Phone Team:

Connecting with People on Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango:”
Voice-to-text on Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango:”
Multitasking on Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango:”
Speech features on Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango:”
SkyDrive on Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango:’”

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