Microsoft began to deliver our first updates to Windows Phone 7 earlier this week. Users will now benefit from new functionalities and improvements that will make their experience with Windows Phone 7 even better. This update include copy and paste functionality and faster start-up time when loading apps. It also includes wifi performance, messaging improvements.
The Windows Phone Marketplace search experience has also been improved. Now searches that are started from the Games or Apps section will show only games or apps in the results. We have also fixed some issues that occurred when downloading updates to trial apps or upgrading trials to full paid versions.
For more information about the update, see Windows Phone update history.
Getting Started with Windows Phone 7
Tools are free. Get started on Windows Phone 7 or XBox at App Hub.
Windows Phone 7 in 7 tutorials on MSDEV. Each short, to-the-point video in this series highlights a feature of Windows Phone 7 in less than 7 minutes. This is a series for developers who want to pick up the basics quickly with brief explanations and hands-on examples. Demonstrations and code samples are based on the beta release of the Windows Phone 7 Developer.
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ISV Videos on Windows Phone 7
For videos on how other ISVs got started developing for Windows Phone 7, see:
- Game Design and Development in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7
- Credit Card Processing for Windows Phone 7 on Windows Azure
- Crowd-Sourcing Public Sector App for Windows Phone, Azure
- Teenager Makes Money Writing Windows Phone 7 Apps with AdCenter
- Talking with Karmak.com about business applications on Windows Phone 7
- BinaryDads talk about building applications for Windows Phone 7
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation