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Get your Dreamspark account attached to your LiveID (Free Stuff)

http://www.dreamspark.com

If you don’t have a LiveID you can sign up here, using ANY EMAIL address, but use the one you read normally!

http://bit.ly/USCLiveID

Get your “free” AppHub account so that you can upload your games to make money ($$$$$$$)

http://create.msdn.com/en-us/home/membership

Get your PubCenter Account so you can make money from ad banners in your Windows Phone 7 application!

https://beta.pubcenter.microsoft.com/Login

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Tools (Direct download):

This download installs Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone, Expression Blend for Windows Phone and the necessary Windows Phone Tools to download your app to a developer unlocked telephone

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9772716

Combining Silverlight and XNA:

General discussion with good links to simple tutorials

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh202938(v=VS.92).aspx

Full up Alien Game showing XNA game to hybrid game with both Silverlight and XNA

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh202938(v=VS.92).aspx

Pre-Mango, but good tutorials none the less:

BounceBall - XNA Farseer Magic (WP7, not Mango, but works)

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/windows-phone-7/BounceBall.aspx#___DevelopGame

Platformer (scroll down to see the zip file for download)

http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/platformerCatapult

Honeycomb Rush Lab (lengthy, but good resource)

http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/lab/honeycomb_rush

Catapult Lab (lengthy, but good resource)

http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/lab/catapult_wars

Catapult Lab Extension

http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/trainingkit/catapult_wars

 

Lots of How-To videos for C#:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/bb798022