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  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Super Hackathon – 27 March – 4 locations

    Don’t miss this opportunity Join us in Mons, Brussels, Genk or Kortrijk on March 27th for the 4-locations Super Hackathon . Code, build, eat, drink & win. Experts will be on site to help you with the last phase of building your first Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 application. We’ll...
  • Blog Post: How to upgrade your app from Wp7 to Wp8

    With the release of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft introduced a number of new features for developers to use in their apps. Aside from these new features, there have also been quite a few improvements to the platform such as resolutions and the inclusion of the Panorama, Pivot and LongListSelector controls...
  • Blog Post: Tips & Tricks to create the "best" Windows Phone App

    You ll find hereafter some advice on how to build a great WindowsPhone App. Windows Phone Developer Blog http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2012/10/04/tips-on-designing-a-great-windows-phone-app.aspx http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2012/09/12/future...
  • Blog Post: Web & Phone UX Event: Recordings, slides and content now available

    In November we held the Web & Phone UX event in Ter Elst (Edegem), bringing a full day of sessions focusing on Web & Phone (WP7) Design and Development. Sessions included HTML5, Windows Phone Metro Design from thinking to building and refining, JavaScript habits and patterns, Windows Phone Mango...
  • Blog Post: Web & Phone UX Tour Belgium on 3 November: full day encounter on HTML5, Phone and UX

    Don’t miss our next event: Web & Phone UX Developer Tour Belgium , taking place on November 3rd 2011 in Ter Elst (Edegem, Antwerp). What can you expect? An inspiring day event addressing User Experience and Development for the Web and Phone, with sessions delivered by top international speakers paired...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 “Mango”: download SDK and consumer features unveiled

    On May 24th Microsoft held a press conference announcing many of the new features coming to the next version Windows Phone 7. Codename for this version is “Mango” so we’ll refer to it by that name in the rest of this post. Note that the official name in the documentation is Windows Phone 7.1 beta. Mango...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Toolkits for iOS, Android, and WP7

    We are extremely excited to announce the immediate availability of the Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS (v1.0.0) .  This toolkit contains resources and services designed to make it easier for iOS developers to use Windows Azure.  This release pushes forward the momentum around Mobile + Cloud,...
  • Blog Post: What I learned designing my first Windows Phone 7 app (guest article)

    This is a posting by a guest author, Daniela Panfili. The same post is available on her blog TsoDa Place . Daniela Panfili is a user experience designer living and working in Brussels for Ordina. She is specialized in RIA and mobile experience design and lately approached the WP7 platform, building a...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 “Mango”: what’s coming for app developers

    Last week at MIX11 we announced the next update coming to Windows Phone 7. Joe Belfiore , overseeing Windows Phone Program Management came on stage to address the audience eager for more on Windows Phone. While starting with an update on why some ‘Nodo’ updates are taking longer than expected...
  • Blog Post: Quick tip [link]: Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide now available

    Last week the Patterns & Practices team announced the availability of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide. The guide describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to include Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. The book...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 features, firestarter keynote and sessions resources

    Last week folks from all around the world attended the online or in-person keynote during the Silverlight Firestarter event in Redmond. Scott Guthrie did the opening keynote in which Silverlight 5 was shown to the public for the first time. The rest of the Firestarter event were in-depth sessions about...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Project call at the MIC (Mons)

    Need assistance in getting around your Windows Phone 7 project? The Microsoft Innovation Center in Mons is organizing a Call for Projects with an incredible amount of supporting activities lined up: Getting cheaper access to developer device Training sessions (full day events) on Windows Phone 7 and...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Tile using theme’s color as background (Windows Phone 7)

    The Windows Phone 7 Start screen default tiles like e-mail and agenda use the current Theme color with a visual and text in white. Depending on the theme color, whether it’s set to Dark or Light, white content will always on the Tile’s foreground color. As I was working on a personal project this weekend...
  • Blog Post: Quick tip: using the WP Connect utility instead of Zune client (Windows Phone 7)

    Deploying and debugging your Windows Phone 7 applications on a device requires Zune client software to be running. However, Zune client software blocks access to your local media database making it impossible to debug anything using media APIs. This may include photo choosers and launchers, XNA and Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Are you ready for Windows Phone 7?

    Well, I hope you are because Windows Phone 7 is here! Yesterday was the official announcement around the commercial availability of Windows Phone 7 devices in Europe, Asia and United States. Starting with the press conference in New York where Steve Ballmer introduced the phone, you can watch the full...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools released (RTM)

    Today developers can start with the final migration of their Beta Windows Phone 7 code to RTM, as today the developer tools hit RTM version. This means that as of now code can be developed against the RTM version, with the final step before submitting your app to the Marketplace. The Windows Phone 7...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 - Developer Roadmap and a Belgian Contest

    Today the Windows Phone 7 Developer team blogged about the roadmap for the RTM version of the tools. Interesting to note that August marks six month anniversary of the public unveiling of the new Windows Phone platform at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. In that meantime a lot has happened: the developer...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Update: Windows Phone 7, IE9, lunch sessions and community!

    Just a few days left before we kick off this year’s TechDays event in Antwerp. Time for a last update with very exciting news. After last week’s MIX conference you probably have seen the announcements around Windows Phone 7 developer platform, Internet Explorer 9 preview and much more. Well, we have...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Series revealed – get the lowdown at MIX10

    After watching the Mobile World Congress press conference kicked off by Steve Ballmer this afternoon in Barcelona, I’m sure you haven’t missed the news: Windows Phone 7 Series has been announced! While Joe Belfiore showed us a peek at the new features and interface, you will still be left at a...
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