Recently I’ve worked on adapting a popular Windows Phone 7 performance whitepaper for easier consumption on MSDN. I learned quite a bit while writing this paper. For example, to minimize start-up time for your applications, you should always use content files instead of resource files, both topics I’ve blogged about recently. In addition, I learned some great pointers regarding minimizing frame rate and how threading works for the phone. The MSDN article includes links to several samples that you can download and play around with some of the performance variables yourself. If you want to optimize the performance of your Windows Phone 7 applications, check out the article here.