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  • Blog Post: Author news: Andrew Whitechapel article on “Mango” apps

    Hello. Andrew Whitechapel, who is working on a book titled Windows Phone 7 Development Internals (Microsoft Press, 2012), has an article in the November 2011 issue of MSDN Magazine called “Building a ‘Mango’ App.” The article describes use of some of the new features in the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 release...
  • Blog Post: “Mango” Jump Start videos just released

    Remember the “Mango” Jump Start online training event that took place in August ? The videos of this training are now available. Who is the target audience for this training and what’s the high-level overview? Targets mobile application developers, technical product managers, etc. The 14-hour course...
  • Blog Post: Beta release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools that support Mango

    Greetings. Just a quick note today to share this news: the beta release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools that support Mango will be available for download sometime today. Here’s some information from Matt Bencke’s announcement on the Windows Phone Developer Blog: First the tools...
  • Blog Post: Event: Microsoft Press Author Rob Miles to Speak at MIX11

    XNA Game Studio for Fun, Profit, Danger, Excitement and Windows Phone 7 Games with Microsoft Press author Rob Miles Ever wonder what it takes to create a top game for Windows Phone 7? Rob will show you how easy it is to get XNA programs running, whether you are a C# and Visual Studio newbie or a grizzled...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft XNA Framework Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

    Greetings! If you follow our blog, you’ve probably already seen our free ebook titled Programming Windows Phone 7 , by Charles Petzold. If not, you can find the 24-chapter ebook here . You can see the ebook’s full Table of Contents on that page, but here is its high-level organization: Part I  ...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!

    We’re excited to announce that Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now! , by Rob Miles (ISBN 9780735651579; 464 pages) is now available for purchase!   In today’s post, please read an excerpt from Chapter 6, “Creating a Multi-Player Game,” which describes how to detect and use...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!

    We’re eager to announce that Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now! , by Rob Miles, has shipped to the printer and will be available for purchase in February. This book is the third edition of Microsoft XNA Game Studio: Learn Programming Now. Now you can build your own games for...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Microsoft XNA Framework Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

    Greetings. You’ve probably seen our recent free ebook by Charles Petzold called Programming Windows Phone 7, which is available here . That ebook contains three parts: Part I, “The Basics” (Chapters 1-6), Part II, “Silverlight” (Chapters 7-18), and Part III, “XNA” (Chapters 19-24). In case you would...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

    Gang, we’re done! 24 chapters, about 1,000 pages. Congratulations to Charles, who has outdone himself! Speaking for Charles and for the Windows Phone 7 team, we hope that you will enjoy Programming Windows Phone 7 : You can download a PDF here (38.6 MB). [NEWER NOTE: the presentation issues...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 (Special Excerpt 2)

    Just in time for VSLive in Redmond, here’s a second draft preview ebook of Charles Petzold’s upcoming Programming Windows Phone 7 ! The first preview ebook contained six chapters. This one contains eleven chapters (and 265 pages): Part I   The Basics Chapter 1   Hello, Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: More Windows Phone 7 Jump Start sessions, plus forum

    As you might know, Rob Miles and Andy Wigley have been talking Windows Phone 7 development in Live Meeting sessions. They've been covering how you write Silverlight applications, how you write games in XNA, how you sell them, and what makes this new platform so special and shiny. There were two sessions...
  • Blog Post: Rob and Andy talk Windows Phone 7

    Rob Miles here. Next week Andy Wigley and I will be talking Windows Phone 7 development. For six hours. We are going to be covering how you write Silverlight applications, how you write games in XNA (that’s my favourite bit), how you sell them, and what makes this new platform so special and shiny. There...
  • Blog Post: Rob Miles on Windows Phone 7 Application and Game Development

    Microsoft Press is very pleased to be working with Rob Miles (of Hull University, a Microsoft MVP, with a blog that is wonderfully varied) on updating Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now! for Microsoft XNA 4.0 Game Studio Express. Rob will be adding some coverage of Windows Phone 7 to...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (DRAFT Preview)

    Do you recognize this man? That’s Charles Petzold ! Looking stylish with the cover of his free ebook on his tee shirt. It’s a draft preview of his upcoming book (to be published in the fall): Programming Windows Phone 7 Series . This preview ebook contains six chapters in three parts (153 pages...
  • Blog Post: Save 40% on Microsoft Press’s Developer E-Reference Library

    That’s $60 off. And you can try out the library for free for ten days.  Here’s information about the library: The Microsoft Press E-Reference Library for developers is a powerful search tool that provides instant access to more than 100 Microsoft Press books on developer topics, including latest...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now!

    We’re happy to announce that Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now! (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626584; 400 pages), by the witty and urbane Rob Miles , is now available. In this post we’d like to share some of the book’s content, including its Table on Contents, Introduction,...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now!

    And another one goes! Rob Miles has completed his new book, Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now! (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626584; 400 pages). It will be available around June 10; preorder it here or here . Here’s our “About the Book” information: This lively, learn...
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