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You know the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone works in the UK right?
If only I had a pound for every time I’ve been asked when Microsoft’s in-app advertising would be available in the UK. The Microsoft Advertising SDK was only available in the US for the initial Windows Phone launch. With the release of Mango however, 11 additional countries were added including the UK...
2 Dec 2011
Windows Phone eBook 1st Edition Published
“It was with a sense of trepidation that I blogged a request for people who might like to help create a Windows Phone eBook back in February 2011. Despite my initial scepticism, there was an overwhelming response; both from people interested in the idea and those keen to volunteer their time and knowledge...
22 Sep 2011
Ensure Your Apps are Published in All Markets
Unless there’s a good reason not to do so, you probably want to have your app available in as many Marketplace markets as possible. In particular, now we’ve added 19 new consumer markets, taking us from 16 to 35 markets where your application can appear, you’ll probably want to make sure your app appears...
22 Aug 2011
Windows Phone “Mango” Jump Start Training 23rd/24th August
Building on the success of the original Windows Phone 7 Jump Start training , the dynamic duo* will be in action again to deliver free Mango Jump Start training live on 23rd and 24th August – 2 full days of it! Day One — August 23, 2011 | 8am-4pm PDT | Live online training ( 4pm – midnight in UK ) Building...
19 Aug 2011
Publishing a Mango Update to an Existing App
Assuming you’ve published Windows Phone applications to the Marketplace, you’re probably wondering how things will work if / when you want to update those apps to Mango. There’s a good post on the Windows Phone Developer Blog that details exactly what will happen: What happens when I publish a Windows...
19 Aug 2011
Windows Phone App Hub Enhancements
[This post was cross-posted from the UK MSDN Team Blog ] If you’re a Windows Phone developer, the scheduled App Hub outage last Monday probably piqued your interest, along with a number of new features you may have noticed that started to roll out during the week. Sworn to secrecy here at MSDN UK towers...
25 Jul 2011
Windows Phone App Submission and Languages
You’ll have noticed we’ve made some improvements to App Hub recently. And if, like me, you’ve tried to submit an app to Marketplace since 18th July you may have encountered an error relating to supported languages. My first attempt at submitting a new app yielded this error: The [NeutralResourceLanguage...
22 Jul 2011
Tech.Days Live Video: Lap Around Mango
Brandon Watson takes us on a tour of the upcoming release of Windows Phone “Mango” with a strong focus on developer features including multi-tasking, framework enhancements, XNA & Silverlight integration, access to phone capabilities, performance, database access, push notifications, Marketplace...
11 Jul 2011
Analytics and Obfuscation for Your WP7 Apps
From the Windows Phone Developer blog “Microsoft is partnering with PreEmptive to provide Dotfuscator for Windows Phone for free to developers through March 31 st , 2011. Both companies are committed to working to ensure that come March 2011, there is an affordable (read: less than $10 per month...
3 Nov 2010
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