Windows Azure Tookkit for Social Games 1.1 RELEASED

Nathan on the team has just updated the Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games to version 1.1. This version is a significant step forward and enables developers to more easily and quickly build out their social games on the Windows Azure Platform. The other big change he made in this release was to separate the…


Microsoft Management Summit – Day 2 Keynote

  Brad Anderson delivered another great keynote session on day 2 of the Microsoft Management Summit this week. You can see the recording on TechNet EDGE The second day was all about the Consumerization of IT and showed some great demos for managing different non-Microsoft wireless devices using the new System Center Configuration Manager 2012…


Achim Berg talks about the momentum for Windows Phone 7

Achim provided an update on Windows Phone 7 after its first full 6 weeks since launch. He discussed the developer momentum in the marketplace with over 18,000 developers registered and over 4,000 applications published. He also talked about initial phone sales and perceptions about the new phone. See all the details in the link below. http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/Features/2010/dec10/12-21AchimBergQA.mspx…


How can you wipe a Windows Phone 7 device through BPOS / Exchange

There are a number of questions coming from enterprise customers wanting to support Windows Phone 7, and are particularly interested in the security features to be able to wipe a device if is gets lost or stolen. Here is a great screencast on http://edge.technet.com from the UK team which walks you through the process of…


Windows Phone 7 Application reporting available now

Today we announced that as a developer on the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace you can get details about the number of people that have downloaded your applications. This information is available through the http://create.msdn.com app hub, where there is a new “reports” tab. We also announced that we are bringing forward the time when developers will…


BING Windows Phone apps

With the launch of Windows Phone 7, the BING search engine team has provided a pictorial view of all the apps which are in the Marketplace. Now you can search/sort the 2,000 apps which are already in the marketplace on rate, highest rated, categories to find the app you want to install. Just go to…

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PDC and Silverlight

Bob Muglia has provided some updates on his comments made at the PDC last week. Some people misinterpreted his comments to mean that we were abandoning SIlverlight. Clearly this is not correct. The full post can be read here. http://team.silverlight.net/announcement/pdc-and-silverlight/  


31 Days of Windows Phone 7 Developement

Jeffrey has been building a step by step series of tutorials which walks you through ever step for building your first Windows Phone Application. As it is the 31st of October today, he’s done. You can find all the details here. Hopefully you can beat Jeffrey and complete yours in 20 days. Day #1: Project…