Just spotted this over on the Microsoft Press blog. This looks like an awesome book and you can have access to bits of it now for $10. If you wait until next week, the price goes up to $20, and it keeps going up as more of the book's available (although for your $10, you keep getting more of the book for no additional charge).
All of the details are available in the Microsoft Press post.
Visual Studio Blog – Introducing Windows Phone SDK 8.0
.Net Framework Blog – Announcing the release of the .NET Framework for Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone Blog – Meet Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone Dev Center Twitter Feed
Windows Phone Twitter Feed
[13/11] Update - added Agenda below
Last week I sent a Save the Date to the Australian Windows Phone Community List where I foreshadowed training in Windows Phone in conjunction with Nokia this month. Well, with the release of the new Windows Phone SDK yesterday, I can now announce it will be Windows Phone 8 training and Hands On Labs.
Come and learn about developing for the new Windows Phone 8. In each city, Day 1 (Friday) is dedicated to presentations introducing you to the concepts and techniques you’ll need to create successful Windows Phone applications. Day 2 (Saturday) is a full day of hands-on labs to get you up and running. With experts from Nokia and Microsoft at hand, you’ll quickly grasp the fundamentals of creating and publishing apps for this exciting platform. Nokia also have some great prizes up for grabs.
To register, sign in or create an account on the Australian Windows Phone Community site, and then go to the Events Page.
The agenda for each of the days is still being finalised, but it will all be Windows Phone 8.
Day 1 will be presentation-style while day 2 will be hands-on.
The format for Day 2 is a hands-on lab day. We'll start with a quick lap around the environment to get everyone up to speed with the tools and the lab content available and then the group will choose two of the labs to go through together in group lab time.
The eight labs available are as follows:
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
Running Tracker - sample app with
You can choose to come to either or both of the days.
This is a free event.
Registration links will be available here soon.
At this stage, presenters will be Vaughan Knight from Nokia, Nick Randolph from BuiltToRoam, Dave Glover and myself from Microsoft (I'm pretty sure Frank Arrigo will be at the Melbourne events too). Not every one of us will be at all of the events, but you get the idea.