Doug Holland - An Architects Perspective

Sr. Architect Evangelist, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Silicon Valley

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  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Camp - 12/7/2012 - Mountain View, CA

        Mountain View, CA Friday, Dec. 7th 9:00am - 4:00pm FREE EVENT Seating is limited, so register today. A Windows Phone Camp is a FREE event where you can learn everything you need to know to develop and publish a Windows Phone application. Whether you're a student just starting out or a seasoned...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Summit - Announcing Windows Phone 8

    On June 20th in San Francisco Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson introduced Windows Phone 8 and detailed the following 8 Platform Announcements that will benefit consumers, developers and hardware vendors. Multi-core processor support: As reviewers have noted, Windows Phone runs buttery smooth on phones...
  • Blog Post: Ready.Set() {Code}

    NOKIA is bringing another seriously cool competition for Windows Phone developers across the US and Canada with is Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge . Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge Headphones on. Tilt the seat back. Just steady codin’ as the keys get tapped. Get ready, because Nokia Developer is about to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Stopwatch 5.1 RTM

    Updated for Windows Phone 7.5 , formerly known by the codename “Mango”, Windows Phone Stopwatch 5.1 has been Released to Marketplace (RTM) and so I thought I’d give an overview of this latest release and some of the new features. With 100,000 downloads and an average rating of four stars, from over 420...
  • Blog Post: Debugging the Update Process for Windows Phone Apps

    In my blog post entitled Testing the Update Process for Windows Phone Apps published last night we discussed the need for testing the update process for your Windows Phone applications. In this blog post we explore how to debug the update process for Windows Phone applications. “It was the best of times...
  • Blog Post: Testing the Update Process for Windows Phone Apps

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” It was with these famous words that Charles Dickens began his book A Tale of Two Cities , “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”, while he was referring to one of history’s most explosive eras, he might have also been writing A Tale...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Wants to Feature Your App!!!

    Got a great app idea? Building an amazing app right now? Your app could be featured in its own digital advertising campaign. Each month from December through February,up to seven apps will be selected and promoted in campaigns created and funded by Windows Phone . What could this mean for you? Digital...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone “Mango” Update Begins!

    The Windows Phone “Mango” update process began this morning at around 10:00am PST as the Windows Phone 7.5 becomes available to users around the world and the majority of customers will have an opportunity to update their phones within the next four weeks. Eric Hautala provides more information on this...
  • Blog Post: Dilbert’s Scott Adams accepts the Windows Phone Challenge

    We’re all likely familiar with Scott Adams Dilbert cartoon although what you might not have heard about is the fact that Microsoft’s Brandon Watson just challenged Scott Adams to the Windows Phone Challenge. Brandon challenged Scott to give the Windows Phone an honest run and said that if he didn’t prefer...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone “Mango” – Released to Manufacturing

    While I’m sure you have already heard the news, Windows Phone “Mango” was Released to Manufacturing this morning and is now on its way to our handset and mobile operator partners to optimize “Mango” for their specific phone and network configurations. You can read more about the RTM announcement in the...
  • Blog Post: Got Exceptions? AppHub Windows Phone Application Crash Reporting

    Any developer will tell you that debugging applications in production environments presents them with some unique challenges and applications on Windows Phone are no different.  With the new version of the AppHub developers portal debugging exceptions occurring within your applications on phones...
  • Blog Post: Boeing Takes to the Cloud with a Solution to Market its Best-Selling Airplane

    Yesterday during the opening keynote of the Worldwide Partner Conference , Steve Ballmer announced that Boeing was taking to the Cloud with a solution to market its best-selling airplane, the 737. The Boeing 737 is the best-selling airplane in aviation history. With new 737 models continually being developed...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Advertising SDK Update is Now Available

    We’re excited to let you know that we’ve just released an updated version of the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone with support for both Silverlight and XNA. We strongly encourage you to download the Advertising SDK June 2011 Update , and start taking advantage of all of the new features and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Gamefest 2011 – Seattle, WA August 22-23, London, England July 14-15, and Tokyo July 29!

    From the launch of the new Windows Phone to the award-winning Kinect for Xbox 360 to Windows 7 and Xbox LIVE , Microsoft continues to provide developers with the technologies, tools and services for the world’s best interactive entertainment experiences. Microsoft Gamefest is the place to get the latest...
  • Blog Post: 2012 Election for Windows Phone RTM

    Over the Memorial Day weekend I wrote two patriotic applications, the Independence Day application that counts down to our nations birthday, and also the 2012 Election application that counts down to the 2012 Presidential Election. You can download the 2012 Election application from the Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Independence Day for Windows Phone 7 RTM

    With Memorial Day this past weekend I decided to take sometime and write a patriotic application or two, including Independence Day that counts down to our nations birthday and all the awesome BBQ and fireworks with friends and family. You can download Independence Day from the Windows Phone Marketplace...
  • Blog Post: Samsung Focus Ranked #1 AT&T Smartphone, Sorry Apple!

    The Samsung Focus ranked as the number one smartphone in the PC Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2011: Mobile Phones and Carriers , Sorry Apple! I have been using the Samsung Focus for a little while now as my primary phone and this phone is totally amazing and personally I think it’s a more impressive...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta Release

    Today, in New York City, Andy Lees announced the next major release of Windows Phone, previously codenamed “Mango”, to the world.  We’re excited to release the Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta and would encourage mobile developers to download and experience what is possible with the upcoming...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Press Conference, New York City – Tune in Tomorrow 10:00AM EST

    Michael Stroh just blogged about tomorrow’s press conference in New York City where we’ll discuss the future of Windows Phone You can listen live to the press conference beginning at 10:00am (EST), you’ll find the link in the Windows Phone Newsroom . See the Windows Phone Blog for more details.
  • Blog Post: Verizon Wireless Launching Windows Phone 7 HTC Trophy

    If you’re one of the many Verizon Wireless subscribers who have been eagerly awaiting a CDMA based Window Phone 7 device the wait is nearly over. On May 26, 2011 the HTC Trophy will be available to order directly from the Verizon Wireless website and will be available in Verizon Wireless stores across...
  • Blog Post: Encouraging Windows Phone Marketplace Reviews

    After a Windows Phone application has been in the marketplace for sometime there will invariably be several reviews of the application, ranging from one to five stars with optional remarks associated with the review. While there are users who will write a positive review of an application more often...
  • Blog Post: Using the Windows Phone 7 Advertising SDK

    Windows Phone Stopwatch 4.4 using the Windows Phone 7 Advertising SDK While writing Windows Phone 7 applications is cool, writing Windows Phone 7 applications that earn money for you is really cool! Why Monetize Windows Phone 7 Applications? Microsoft Advertising has published two case studies that illustrate...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Stopwatch 4.4 RTM

    Windows Phone Stopwatch 4.4 is now Released to Marketplace (RTM) and within this blog post I thought I’d give an overview of this application that has steadily become the most popular stopwatch on Windows Phone 7 . Starting / Pausing the Stopwatch With Windows Phone Stopwatch 4.4 the user interface uses...
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