Sometime later this year, Windows Phone 7 will hit the market and we’re looking for startups that are building on the platform. If you’re a BizSpark startup in the Eastern US and you’re building for Windows Phone 7, drop me a note. (brianjo@microsoft.com) If you want to learn more about developing for Windows Phone 7, I have a list of good resources right here:

Windows Phone 7 Developer Training Kit

Windows Phone 7 promises to be an amazing mobile phone operating system given its innovative user interface and functionality, as well as its great development platform upon which you can quickly and easily build games and applications. With a myriad of new devices, a powerful and immersive software platform, and a new marketplace to attract developers and provide easy access to applications, consumer demand for Windows Phones will be high, and developers will quickly adopt the Windows Phone platform to capitalize on this growing mobile marketplace. This Training Kit will give you a jumpstart into the new Windows Phone world by providing you with a step-by-step explanation of the tools to use and some key concepts for programming Windows Phones.

 

Windows Phone on MSDN

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Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (Free e-book by Charles Petzold)

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I’ve been working through Petzold’s book and it’s been a lot of fun. I don’t think I’ve done any serious mobile coding since I was technical editor on Programming Microsoft Windows CE (2nd Edition I think.) Things have certainly gotten a lot easier over the years. :)