Moving on to the Xbox Team

Hello Everyone, I wanted to let you know that I am joining the Xbox team focused on new platform capabilities and won’t be able to blog as much as I did previously.  Thanks for tuning in—I’m sure I’ll be back in the future 🙂  Best, -Rob

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Top 10 Windows Phone 7 Application Design Tips

This new series on the Windows Phone Developer Blog offers tips with step-by-step advice on common issues that can surface when developing a Windows Phone 7 application. Compiled by the Windows Phone Design team, the series tackles ten key areas with information that can help you avoid design pitfalls and strengthen your application. With the…

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Top 7 Items to Check for WP7 Certification

From the Windows Phone Marketplace team…Top seven items to check in order to pass certification. 1. Technical Support Information. Include technical support contact information, such as an email address or URL, within the application along with the application version number. 2. Content Validation. Be sure that application visual elements are visible and legible in both…

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WP7 Wireframe Templates for Illustrator

These are unofficial Adobe Illustrator templates for building Windows Phone 7 wireframes created by Clarity Consulting.  Read more about them and download here: http://blogs.claritycon.com/windowsphone7/2011/01/12/wicked-wireframes-wp7-vector-ux-kit-3/ Thanks for sharing!

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Build a Better Windows Phone 7 UI (and save time)

For Silverlight developers, Expression Blend is old news, however, for most developers Expression Blend is a foreign tool.  If you are an iPhone or Android developer, you are probably very focused on getting your arms around Visual Studio 2010 and may not know that much about Expression Blend. I can tell you flat-out that Expression…

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Windows Phone site for iPhone Developers

Looking for Windows Phone 7 information to help you port over your iPhone application and expand to a growing market?  Check out the Windows Phone 7 Interoperability site located here: http://windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com/     The Windows Phone Interoperability site focuses on helping developers who have been creating phone applications on various platforms ramp up quickly on the…

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Interview with Ed Schmit from at&t

I had the opportunity to interview Ed Schmit while at DevConnections 2010 as part of Bytes by MSDN.  Ed Schmit is a Director with the AT&T Developer Program, where his mission is to provide support and guidance for the developer community. He has been with AT&T for five years. Here is a link to the…

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