Windows Azure InfoKit for Public Sector – April 2012 Update

I updated the resource kit to add links to Big Data and Hadoop on Windows Azure. Download the PPT file here (https://aka.ms/cloudinfokit). Developer Tools Windows Azure SDK/zxazuresdklink – All tools you need to create cloud apps with Microsoft Visual 2010 Windows Phone SDK /zxphonesdklink – All tools you need to create Windows Phone apps Windows…

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Windows Azure InfoKit for Public Sector – March 2012 Update

I updated the resource kit to add a link to Windows 8 Consumer Preview developer resources. Download the PPT file here. Developer Tools Windows Azure SDK/zxazuresdklink – All tools you need to create cloud apps with Microsoft Visual 2010 Windows Phone SDK /zxphonesdklink – All tools you need to create Windows Phone apps Windows Azure…

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Skype for Windows Phone (Beta) Available Now

Starting today, download the beta version directly from your Windows Phone or at the Marketplace from your computer to test drive Skype for Windows Phone. The gold version of the app will be available in April. More info here. Note: You cannot find the beta app directly from the marketplace. But you have a few…

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Soundtracker Builds Global Geosocial Music Service on Multiple Platforms including Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7

Daniele Calabrese, founder and CEO of Soundtracker, a Microsoft BizSpark One company, discusses with Zhiming Xue the enabling technologies behind their geosocial music service Soundtracker. The free global geosocial internet radio service, which currently supports smartphone and web users with 12 million songs in 10 languages, helps users discover, share and play in real-time their…

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Windows Azure InfoKit for Public Sector February 2012 Update

I updated the resource kit to add links to resources for iOS and Android developers. Download the PPT file here. Developer Tools Windows Azure SDK /zxazuresdklink – All tools and bits you need to create cloud apps with Microsoft Visual 2010 Windows Phone SDK /zxphonesdklink – All tools you need to create Windows Phone apps…

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Winners of Public Sector Windows Phone 7 App Contests

Top nine or ten apps have been selected as winners for each of the three categories below. Federal Contest Airport Status Congress Congress 411 Homeland Security Most Wanted Recovery.gov Relief Central rGov Recalls United Nations News State & Local Advanced Mobile 311 Amber Central Control of Communicable Diseases Manual Help Find Me Montgomery County Government…

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Top 10 Most Downloaded Free Windows Phone 7 Applications

1. YouTube 2. Fable Coin Golf 3. Monopoly 4. Full House Poker 5. Need for Speed Undercover 6. Fruit Ninja Final 7. Pro Evo 2011 8. Bejeweled 9. Super Monkey Ball Deluxe Final 10. The Harvest Deer Hunter 3D Final 4   For more info on Windows Phone 7 apps, click here.

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Why Windows Phone Will Be a Success

A recent post at guardian.co.uk argues why Windows Phone will be a success by citing two big reasons: Clearly, Windows Phone has significant developer momentum. That’s important. But the real reason why the lightbulb went on is much simpler: Nokia.   Read the full post here to see if you agree with the author and…

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iPhone iOS to Windows Phone 7: Check Out this API Mapping

Launched today, the iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool helps developers find their way around when they discover the Windows Phone platform.  Think of the API mapping tool as being like a translation dictionary. For example, let’s say that you’re planning a vacation to France. Since you don’t speak the language, you’ll bring…

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Windows Phone 7 Updates Available on AT&T’s Samsung Focus

Finally it’s here. You should have received a notification on your WP7 device about the availability of the February/March 2011 (aka NoDo) updates. Or, if you connect your WP7 to your PC, you’ll see an update note under “Phone Software”, similar to a screen below.   While the update should be a straightforward process, but…

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