I thought I would share this great post from my teammate, Dave Glover as it includes some awesome resources for Phone 7 developers and also great vlaue because he has a limited number of Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Tokens for free signup on to the Marketplace valued at $150
You can also download the free of charge Windows Phone 7 Developer and Designer tools from http://create.msdn.com, be sure to apply the Windows Phone Developer Tools October 2010 Update and see the links below for a great set of resources and reference materials.
Be sure to check out the competition running over at MSDN, some awesome prizes, so there are no excuses and you’ve got to in to win and you can enter as many applications as you like!!
Click this link to email Dave Glover with your nomination details. Please include in your email a very brief description of your app, it will be treated in confidence.
If for whatever reason the link does not work for your email client then email as follows:-
Head to http://create.msdn.com to register; when you get to the payment section there is an option to use the token.
You can find information on how to sign up on Marketplace at
Get the download here.
And download the sample code from the book here.
Must have and written by Nick Randolph, Australian Windows Phone MVP!!