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  • Blog Post: Faculty Summit Live Channel

    Watch and chat LIVE with Microsoft and guests below June 21, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern time! Video will start playing automatically below. The audio is muted by default. Unmute the audio when you're ready. Session evaluations Building mobile experiences that don’t suck by...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks from Students: Silverlight Phone app “TonalFlash”

    Patrick Ayoup, a student from Concordia university built a musical key signatures application for Windows Phone and share what he learned Check out more tips from fellow students here Could you briefly describe your application/game? The app that I wrote is a very simple reference/study app for music...
  • Blog Post: Get those phone apps finished up, deadline for rewards is coming!

    To get your free Xbox, Beats Headphones, Windows Phone, or other cool prizes from Developer Movement your app must be published by May 20, 2012! Just a reminder that the Developer movement “Start Something” competition that rewards you for publishing apps with cool prizes has a deadline of May 20th,...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Phone Game Design finalists for Canadian Imagine Cup

    Meet the teams who will be competing in the Windows Phone Game Design category at the Canadian Imagine Cup to win phones, Xbox, Kinect, mentorship opportunities and more! Last week our judges narrowed down the Canadian entries in Phone Game Design to the top three who we have invited to come present...
  • Blog Post: If I can build a Windows Phone app anyone can! Extra controls for free!

    While the default controls in the Windows Phone SDK are nice, there are more free controls you can download and use as well to make your applications even better! My continuing adventures exploring Windows Phone application development. If you missed my early stories, you can find them here . Don’t forget...
  • Blog Post: Publishing an App to the Marketplace - How to!

    Submit your app to the marketplace. Read this walkthrough and you will know what is essential and what isn’t! This is a two blog series about how to get your app ready for certification and then how to submit it. Remember to register for the Developer Movement . Each app you publish earns...
  • Blog Post: Getting your app ready for submission to the Marketplace.

    Get ready for submitting your app with this checklist and instructions. Getting of Icons, images, blurbs and the actual app package ready for deployment worldwide! This is a series of two blog posts. One for getting ready and one for submitting your app to the marketplace. Remember to register...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks from Students: Windows Phone Game “Flipper”

    Three students from Ryerson University: Kowsheek, Anthony, and Alexey (akaThree Red Cubes)  build their second Windows Phone Game and share what they learned along the way. Check out more tips and tricks from students here Could you briefly describe your application/game? Flipper is a simple and...
  • Blog Post: You can become a Make Web Not War Warrior

    March 8th, we have a full day of free webinars just for you.  A great opportunity to learn about Web, mobile, design, cloud computing and more… W e know not everybody is interested in all the topics, and it’s not easy to take a full day of training, so you can register for individual presentations...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks from Students: Windows Silverlight Phone App “Wine Cellar”

    Simon Carpentier a student from École de Technologie Supérieure shares a few great resources and tools on storing data and barcode scanning he discovered while building his first Windows Phone App Want more tips and tricks from students? Check here . Could you briefly describe your application/game?...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks from Students: Silverlight Phone app “Runner Pro”

    Microsoft Student Partner Alaa Shaabana from the University of Windsor shares what he learned building his first Windows phone app Runner Pro Check out more tips from fellow students here . Could you briefly describe your application/game? It is a completely free and ad-free application to help...
  • Blog Post: Fail or Succeed on your first Windows Phone app

    There isn’t time to learn everything yourself, so learn what worked and what didn’t for other students. Check out some interesting lessons learned both good and bad from other students in these blog posts where students talk about what they learned building for Windows Phone. Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: If I can build a phone app anyone can: Changing the keyboard and IsNumeric

    In todays blog I start coding my app, the first task is having users enter a time for my timer and making sure they enter a number. So I explore adding code to make sure they enter a number, and changing the on screen keyboard to show just numbers. Wow I’ve been spending a lot of time learning about...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks from students: Windows Phone Game “Tile Tank”

    3 students from Carleton share what they learned building their first Windows Phone Game Check out more tips from fellow students here Could you briefly describe your application/game? Tile Tank is a puzzle game, and it’s all about finding a viable path across a variety of obstacle courses...
  • Blog Post: If I can build a phone app anyone can: Controls, and more controls…

    In this blog I create my project and have to learn the different controls I can choose from to build my app As I continue my series on building my first phone app, I have chosen the Windows Phone application template and I am ready to start adding controls to my first page. If you missed any of the earlier...
  • Blog Post: Free Phone Reminder: Get Your Apps in to the Mango App Challenge!

    A couple of weeks ago I introduced the Mango App Challenge – in essence, a contest for you to develop and publish 2 Windows Phone apps to the Marketplace and in return we’d give you a free phone.  Well, so far the contest has gotten a lot of entries (but there’s still plenty of phones left to give...
  • Blog Post: Dude, Where’s My Mango Update?

    By now, many of you have probably s een the news that carriers around the world will start pushing updates very soon and through the next couple of months.  It’s exciting because many that have seen and used the Mango update for Windows Phone in its beta format have seen it to be a very usable,...
  • Blog Post: Building Your Resume – Stand out from the crowd

    Show you can learn on your own So what really matters when you finish your program? Is it the diploma or degree? Is it what you learned in class? Is it your extracurricular work? Your work experience? All those pieces fit together to form your resume. But how do you stand out to an employer? How do you...
  • Blog Post: Why Can’t We Be Friends? Art and Function in Windows Phone Apps.

    Even ten years ago, “experience” was not really something that was given much thought in building software.  More often than not the primary goal of a piece of software was simply to display results, or data.  How the data or results were displayed was more often a function of technical specifications...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Devs: Why Windows Phone Matters to You

    Everyone knows how competitive the mobile space is.  There are a wide range of platforms available for you as a developer to adopt and build your mobile app masterpiece, each with their pros and cons.  So Microsoft introduces a new mobile platform (Windows Phone 7 and now the upcoming Mango...
  • Blog Post: Premiere Training on Mango – And it’s free!

    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...
  • Blog Post: Free resources and SDK-mania!

    What do Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace registration have in common? They both cost money. Money that you, as a student, don’t have to pay! As a reminder, DreamSpark ( http://www.dreamspark.com ) is your number one stop when it comes to getting great...
  • Blog Post: Mango RTMs! Now what?

    A week and a half ago, we announced that Windows Phone 7 Codenamed “Mango” RTM’ed (RTM = Release to Manufacturing).  This is great news for a number of reasons because Mango represents a very enticing update to Windows Phone 7 that in essence puts it at least on par with our competitors from a phone...
  • Blog Post: Intern Voice: Mary’s first take on WP7 – Part 2

    Hey guys! It’s been a couple more weeks with my WP7 and I must say that I am LOOOVIN’ it! Not going to lie, I am a bit surprised since I came into this with high expectations with my iPhone 4. :P I don’t want to bore you with the details so here are some highlights: What I love...
  • Blog Post: Share your idea, get a Mango device. Simple!

    Now here’s a neat opportunity, so listen up! Most app contests or giveaways require, well, an app. But not #WPAppItUp! For this one, we want to see your app ideas ! If you have a Windows Phone 7 app idea, share it with us for a chance to get a Mango developer Windows Phone 7 device. To get started: Registered...
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