Joe Healy has a great post up with some instructions for getting started with Windows Phone 7 development. Well worth a bookmark:
7 Steps to Get You Going on Windows Phone 7 Dev
Posted on 8/9/2010 2:34:05 PM
Windows Phone 7 is hot right now, and I’m getting a ton of Qs on how to get started. Many different ways you could approach present themselves, but what’s the best? Actually, I don’t know but here’s DevFish’s Top 7 Steps to Windows Phone 7 Development …
- INSTALL THE DEVTOOLS – easy enough. Click once on the installer and down come all the goodies, including Expression Blend for WP7 and VS2010 Express for WP7. Click on "Download the Developer Tools" here , and while you’re at it, explore some of the other links
- WORK THROUGH THE TRAINING KIT – The WP7 Training Kit is a fine piece of work (if you’re like me and love Hands On Labs to plod through at your own pace). Seven Hands-On-Labs covering basics, navigation, controls, push notifications, game dev with XNA, launchers, tombstoning, and more. Download from here .
- READ PETZOLDs FREE EBOOK – Over 11 Chapters (and growing) of top notch "petzold-level-content" with source code even – Charles, I promise I’m buying a copy when it comes out – well worth downloading and printing (pine trees are a renewable resource) – find it here .
Read the rest on devfish.net.