Windows Phone 7 Dev Info for iPhone Developers

If you are an iPhone developer looking for content tailored to you for Windows Phone 7, Jesse Liberty’s blog is a great place to start.  He has many posts and podcasts covering key Windows Phone 7 topics.  Here is a search link that brings up the iPhone related content—-there are multiple pages available: http://jesseliberty.com/page/2/?s=iphone

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Interview with Brandon Watson

I had the opportunity to interview Brandon Watson while at DevConnections 2010 as part of Bytes by MSDN.  Brandon Watson serves as a director responsible for the developer experience of Windows® Phone 7. His responsibilities include managing the developer application platform and showcase application programs, developer marketing, and field and sales readiness for developer engagements….

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Professional Quality Tools for WP7 Developers–Limited Time Offer

The Windows Phone 7 product team announced a partnership with PreEmptive Solutions to provide their Dotfuscator application, which includes Runtime Intelligence, for free, to all Windows Phone 7 developers from today through March 31, 2011. During this offer period, developers will have access to Dotfuscator for Windows Phone. This will allow developers to instrument their…

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Presenting at DevConnections 2010

If you are attending DevConnections 2010, please come check out my session.   My session is VMP02 – Building Integrated Mobile Apps with WP7 Hardware And Services.   I present Tuesday November 2nd  at 11:30am in MANDALAY BAY L.  I hope to see you there!

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Windows Phone Developer Tools – October Update

The Windows Phone Developer Tools update includes a MUCH improved Bing Maps control from a performance standpoint and two additional tools to assist with development.  The first tool helps application better understand certification requirements for their application.  If your application requires a particular capability, be sure to review the related certification requirements in the AppHub…

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Windows Phone 7 Tools RTW!

Download the tools here.  Major changes from the beta are the inclusion of a Panorama, Pivot, and Bing Maps controls.  Also, don’t forget to download the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit as well that has additional controls including the GestureListener, DatePicker, TimePicker, ContextMenu, WrapPanel, and the ToggleSwitch controls. Please read Brandon Watson’s blog post here…

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Windows Phone 7 Jump Start Training

Check out Brandon Watson’s blog post on the brand new WIndows Phone Jump Start Training: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2010/08/17/windows-phone-7-jump-start-training.aspx Here are the sessions:   There are 12 sessions in total, each about :50 minutes in length. Think of this as a semester’s worth of class time to help you in your quest to be an awesome Windows Phone…

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Embed a Font in a Windows Phone 7 Application

I received this question during a webcast recently.  It is very easy to embed a Font into a Windows Phone 7 Application.  I grabbed a random font from a free Font web site to ensure I had a Font that is not on my system.  I dropped the Font into a Folder named Assets: Next…

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Interview with Andre Vrignaud

I had the opportunity to sit down with Andre Vrignaud (aka Ozymandias) for an interview during MIX 10 hosted as part of Bytes by MSDN.  Andre brings a game development background and is very popular in XNA circles.  Check out Andre’s thoughts on XNA for Windows Phone 7:   Here is a link to the…

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Windows Phone 7 – A Great Device for Work and Play

Some interesting stats: Demand for Smartphones that play as hard as they work is fueling the continued growth for new devices, with IDC projecting 31% growth in Smartphone units in 2010 and another 22% in 2011. More than 90% of our target customers for Windows Phone use their Smartphone for business purposes and 61% use…

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