Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

February, 2011

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    Some Useful WP7 Content for your Toolbag

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    I’ve stumbled across a few useful things recently that I thought would be worth highlighting. Updated Windows Phone Training Kit An update to the Windows Phone Training Kit has been released. As well as refreshing nearly all the labs to fix bugs and ensure...
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    OData and Windows Phone 7 Part 2

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    In my last post , we walked through accessing the Twitpic OData feed to retrieve a collection of images for a particular user. We ended up with an app that simply displayed a list of ShortIds for the images concerned. In this post we’ll jazz things up...
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    Writing about Windows Phone 7 Development

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    Well it took me a little longer than planned to consolidate all of this – things would’ve been a lot quicker if my stomach wasn’t perpetually doing somersaults and my car hadn’t almost caught fire. Anyways…. I got a great response to requests for authors...
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    Windows Phone 7 Content On Demand

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    A long time ago I blogged about the DDD WP7 event in Manchester with speakers including Andy Wigley , Rob Miles , Andrej Radinger , Tricky Bassett and Maarten Struys . The good news is that videos of *all* the sessions are now available on Channel 9 ...
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    Feel Free to Spam Me

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    This is just beautiful. If you’re anything like me I’m sure you’ve used services like Mailinator for those pesky situations when you *must* supply an email address but you really don’t want to. You know the consequences can be a never-ending barrage of...
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    Windows Phone Developer Tools Updated

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    Late on Friday we released an update version of the Windows Phone Developer Tools . There’s a good post on the Windows Phone Developer Blog that summarises what’s in there and the impact on existing applications. More on this below. There’s one slightly...
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    Would you like to write about Windows Phone 7 Development?

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    Perhaps inspired by my recent acquisition of a Kindle and subsequent interest in all things eBooky, I’m hatching a plan to pull together an eBook on Windows Phone 7 development topics and I’ll need your help. I know what you’re thinking, we’re already...
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    I Did Say I was an OData Newbie

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    Shortly after publishing my last OData post , I got an email from Phani who took me to task over my statement that there was no access to the ImageUri property. In fact, the image is a media resource (and thus not embedded in the feed itself) and there...
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    Save the Date–Windows Phone 7 Tech.Days Online Conference

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    When: Thursday 24th March @ 3pm GMT Where: Anywhere with an internet connection Full details: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukmsdn/archive/2011/02/24/wanna-get-creative-on-24-march.aspx Format The conference consists of a couple of joint sessions followed by...
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    Windows Phone 7 Content on Demand Pt 2

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    Here are sessions 1, 2, 3 and 4 from the DDD WP7 event in Manchester. All the sessions  are available on Channel 9 (including high-quality versions and downloads). "Understanding the Windows Phone 7 Development Tools and Getting Started"...
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    Windows Phone 7 Content on Demand Pt 3

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    Here are sessions 5, 6, 7 and 8 from the DDD WP7 event in Manchester. All the sessions  are available on Channel 9 (including high-quality versions and downloads). "Games Programming on Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight and XNA" with Rob...
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    Tech.Days 2011: Save the Date

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    It’s that that time of year again when the big one approaches – the big event that gives us an opportunity to get out and about and tell the story of the platform, current and future. This year Tech.Days will run from 23-25 May at a venue in London. It...
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