If you find you aren’t busy on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24, you may be interested in attending free an online training event that will bring you to speed on how to build Mango apps. If you’re new to building apps on the Windows Phone 7 platform or a veteran looking to understand the new and exciting features of Mango you can add to your app, this training event will be worth your while.

The event, Building Applications for Windows Phone Mango Jump Start, is literally a premier deep dive training event that is yours for the taking.  It’s being run by two of the most renowned Windows Phone 7 developers in the world, Rob Miles and Andy Wigley.  You may know them from the previous course they ran, the 19-Part Windows Phone 7 Jumpstart Training course which is available here on-demand for free.  This new course, however, is more than just a rehash and update of the content found in that first jumpstart.  This event will provide you with net-new material that will teach you how to build start of the art Windows Phone applications and games using the new features found in Windows Phone 7 Codename Mango.  Sounds interesting?  Well, here are the details:

Day One August 23, 2011 | 8am-4pm PDT | Live online training

  • Building Windows Phone Apps with Visual Studio 2010
  • Silverlight on Windows Phone – Introduction
  • Silverlight on Windows Phone – Advanced
  • Using Expression to Build Windows Phone Interfaces
  • Windows Phone Fast Application Switching
  • Windows Phone Multi-tasking & Background Tasks
  • Using Windows Phone Resources (Bing Maps, Camera, etc.)

Day Two — August 24, 2011 | 8am-4pm PDT | Live online training

  • Application Data Storage on Windows Phone
  • Using Networks with Windows Phone
  • Windows Azure and Windows Phone
  • Notifications on Windows Phone
  • XNA for Windows Phone
  • Selling a Windows Phone Application

Despite this new training being free, you do need to register to attend, so be aware and register here.  Also, if you aren’t able to attend the live broadcast, don’t worry because it will be recorded and available on-demand after the fact.  I will create a follow up post when the on-demand content is available.

So why should I attend this online training (or watch the event on-demand)?

Well, one of the things that I and my colleagues have heard over and over again is that Windows Phone is the easiest platform to build for.  I can attest from my conversations with the Windows Phone product teams and engineers that that this is not by accident – making the easiest platform to build amazing mobile experience on was a significant goal for the team.  What this means is that you can get up to speed really quickly on building awesome apps and games on the Windows Phone platform and training courses like this one will allow you to leverage the unique features of the platform that you may not have even known existed and implement them in your app or game very quickly.

Enjoy the training!