Happy New Year! The 2011 was a fantastic year for me, full of energy, new friends, interesting and challenging tasks and I wish everyone a Happy New Year! Looking back at 2011, Windows Phone reached 50,000 apps in the Marketplace and gained a lot of respect and following from users and developers. Happy New Year and Let It Snow!

Every new year is a great opportunity to look back and see what has been done and what’s ahead. Last year I posted several articles that many people found quite useful:

fav-tilesAt Microsoft we did several Windows Phone camps that helped thousands of people learn about Windows Phone technology, and I spoke at Sunnyvale, San Diego, Denver, San Francisco and Costa Mesa.

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I also helped local developer communities, co-working spaces and incubators in Silicon Valley to start developing apps for Windows Phone.

And of course I built apps that already generated thousands of downloads: such as my favorite card games.

Happy New Year to you!

Regards,

Kevin Ashley