My Favorite New Features of Windows Phone 7 Mango

A few days ago I got a notice over my phone that an update was ready to be installed and I should connect it to my computer.  Mango had arrived for my Dell Venue Pro on T-Mobile’s network.  I connected my phone to my computer and proceeded to update the phone.  A few minutes later…


Why I Chose the Dell Venue Pro

After more than a month of waiting, I am the proud owner of a new Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone.  As a Microsoft employee I had my choice on phones and carriers and I wanted to share the reasoning behind my choice. The T-Mobile network has great coverage in my area and where I travel. …


Dotfuscator for Windows Phone Released

One of the great partners that I have worked with on the Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework (MSAF) has been PreEmptive Solutions.  For Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is partnering with PreEmptive to provide application reporting for phone application with their Runtime Intelligence for Windows Phone.  Because of the overlap in functionality between the Runtime Intelligence for Windows…


Adding Windows Phone Capability Detection to your Build Process

There is a new Capability Detection tool in the Windows Phone Developer Tools October update that you can run to determine the capabilities of a DLL or Xap files.  Here is a post build step that I added to a WP7 project to list the capabilities that are explicitly needed for an application: set CAPDETECT=%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft…


Windows Phone 7 at the Sprint Developer Conference

Tomorrow, October 26, 2010, I will be at the Sprint Developer Conference in Santa Clara, California, where I will be giving a talk about Windows Phone 7 and running a coding session on developing Silverlight applications for Windows Phone 7.  We are very excited to be partnering with Sprint to deliver some great Windows Phone…