May, 2010

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    Calling Windows Phone 7 Developers in New Zealand



    Are you committed to building applications for the new Windows Phone 7 platform? This session is for committed developers that want to get a jump on the market and produce some of the early showcase Windows Phone 7 applications.

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    The development story for Windows Phone 7 (Silverlight and XNA) was announced at MIX10 in Las Vegas in March. This 5 1/2 hour event provides you with an opportunity to learn from trainers that were there. The event will cover what you need to know to be successful in developing Windows Phone 7 applications. It will cover APIs, workflow, the Metro design, back-end (Azure) cloud services and the new marketplace that will enable developers to get paid. If you are planning on releasing an application around launch later this year then this event will put you on the inside track.

    Target Audience: Phone Developers
    Level: 200 – 300


    9.30am: Registrations/Refreshments

    10-10:40 – Introduction & Overview of the WP7 Platform
    10:45-11:05 – Workflow – Project setup / IDE
    11:10-12:10 – WP7 Phone APIs
    12:15 – 12:30 – BizSpark
    12:35 – 12:55 – Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

    1pm - 1.30pm: Lunch

    1:30-2:10 – Windows Azure Back-end Services
    2:15 – 2:55 – A Reflective look at mobile development in NZ
    3:00 – 3:40 – UI/ Metro Design Language
    3:45 - 4:00 – Q&A

    Dates and Locations

    Christchurch: 15 Jun 2010 - register
    Christchurch Convention Centre: 95 Kilmore Street

    Wellington: 16 Jun 2010 - register
    Microsoft Wellington: Level 12, 157 Lambton Quay

    Auckland: 17 Jun 2010 - register
    Microsoft Auckland: Level 5, 22 Viaduct Harbour Ave

    Although the training itself is free we do expect attendees to make a commitment to the platform and sign-up and pay for a $170 NZD developer account in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace.

    Update: To be clear you can't currently sign-up for the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace as it hasn't launched yet. During the Distributing and Monetizing Windows Phone Applications and Games session at MIX10 we advised people to signup to the 6.5 Windows Mobile Marketplace and get transfered to the 7 marketplace when it launches. I have done myself (details in comments below). Signing up to the marketplace is not a pre-requisite to attending this training but we do expect that you look at sign-up once the Windows Phone 7 marketplace launches.

    The number of places at the training events is limited and you won’t receive an acceptance straight away. Please allow a few days for us to confirm your place in the training.

    Also please join the discussion at the New Zealand Windows Phone 7 Developers group on LinkedIn

    To hit the ground running check out the  Videos of  Windows Phone 7 sessions from MIX10 and install the April refresh of the free Windows Phone 7 development tools.

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