Meetup for iPhone at Microsoft
Windows Phone 7
All the tools, training kits, SDKs are free from Microsoft. I recommend the training kit above.
I also recommend going here, location of the free tools:
There is some guidance specifically for iPhone devs:
There is some real advantages using a managed language to write code.
Here are some advantages:
I don’t dare put names on this image. With that said, I will demonstrate Windows Phone 7 leveraging Declarative Markup and High Level Procedural Language, and Advanced tooling, Cloud integration.
Some iPhone to WP7 Resources
Getting your app into the Marketplace
Some great internal links:
I hope Windows Phone 7 gets native support at some time in the future, even if it's only through P/Invoke. The overhead and limits introduced by those "advantages" can significantly affect performance and battery life. It would be nice to be able to drop down to "monkey" level in the small number of cases where it makes sense to do so.
- A C# dev since 1.0, already a WP7 dev, and a lover of C++.