Windows Phone 8 Team Announces Developer Roadmap

Developer tools for the new Windows Phone 8 are coming later this summer and will include a Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows Phone 8 and new Visual Studio 11-based development tools. In addition, game developers will profit from supports from popular gaming middleware New features for the developer tools include: Native code support: Windows…

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Windows Phone 8 Built on Windows 8

The next release of Windows Phone on the rock-solid technology core of Windows 8, according to the announcement made on the Windows Team Blog, Announcing Windows Phone 8. This new shared core—along with all the extra work we’ve done on top of it—opens up a new world of capabilities, which you don’t have to be…

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Western US Dev Camps Showcase Cloud, HTML5, Phone, Students

Mostly hosted on University campuses across the West Region, these DevCamps provide both student and professional developers the opportunity to choose a technology and start learning and building applications for it. Camps covering the web, phone, and cloud platforms will be presented simultaneously. Developer Camps (DevCamps for short) are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers,…

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ISV Case Study: Smartphone Users Share Privately With Groups on Glassboard over Windows Azure

Glassboard is a mobile service for sharing privately with groups. With Glassboard, you create ‘boards’ which are groups of people around a common interest where you can share messages, comments, photos, videos, and even your location (when appropriate). When the Glassboard team was developing Glassboard, they looked for a platform that offered scale, worry-free operation,…

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New API Lets You Show Three Alternative Routes on Bing Maps

A new API lets you show up to three alternative routes on Bing Maps. The new routing engine is called Customizable Route Planning. Also the team announced a brand new algorithm for computing driving-direction queries, include reduced latency and higher performance. Learn more at Bing Maps New Routing Engine. If you’re really hardcore, you can…

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Toolkit Helps You Market Your Phone Apps

You’ve built a great Windows Phone app – now you need to market it. The Windows Phone Marketing Kit for Marketplace App Publishers is now available on App Hub. This easy to use toolkit is designed to help you start promoting your Windows Phone app in all your marketing activities and on your website. What…

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Build, Connect Cloud Apps to Windows Phone Using Updated Toolkit

Wade Wegner has written a post on the Windows Phone Developer Blog that explains how you can Build Windows Phone Applications Using Windows Azure. The post explains how to get started building cloud apps using the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone, how to get the toolkit, how to start your application in Visual Studio,…

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Hardware, Server, Mobility Competency Benefits for Partners on Windows Phone

Special programs are offered through the Microsoft Partner Network can help your company with development and sales of your Windows Phone applications. Microsoft partners who have earned any competency can purchase discounted hardware and service plans from selected vendors. New logos can display your specialty in Marketplace when you earn the Mobility Competency. Earning the…

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Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone Updated for ‘Mango’

Create better Phone apps with the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit (August 2011) add-on. This is a great new release provides extra controls to those in the Windows Phone 7.1 SDK. For more details, see The Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit is now available for ‘Mango’ application development on the Windows Phone blog Exploring the…

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Monetize your Windows Phone Apps with Updated Ad SDK

Microsoft has updated our Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone. The Ad SDK June Update makes it easier for developers to earn money and build ad-enabled mobile apps using either Silverlight or the XNA Framework. Enhancements include: Simpler. An easier-to-use Ad SDK ensures that developers spend less time coding and integrating the Ad Control into…

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