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  • Blog Post: Top 10 Windows Phone 7 Application Design Tips

    This new series on the Windows Phone Developer Blog offers tips with step-by-step advice on common issues that can surface when developing a Windows Phone 7 application. Compiled by the Windows Phone Design team, the series tackles ten key areas with information that can help you avoid design pitfalls...
  • Blog Post: Top 7 Items to Check for WP7 Certification

    From the Windows Phone Marketplace team…Top seven items to check in order to pass certification. 1. Technical Support Information. Include technical support contact information, such as an email address or URL, within the application along with the application version number. 2. Content Validation. Be...
  • Blog Post: Build a Better Windows Phone 7 UI (and save time)

    For Silverlight developers, Expression Blend is old news, however, for most developers Expression Blend is a foreign tool.  If you are an iPhone or Android developer, you are probably very focused on getting your arms around Visual Studio 2010 and may not know that much about Expression Blend. I...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone site for iPhone Developers

    Looking for Windows Phone 7 information to help you port over your iPhone application and expand to a growing market?  Check out the Windows Phone 7 Interoperability site located here: http://windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com/     The Windows Phone Interoperability site focuses...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Ed Schmit from at&t

    I had the opportunity to interview Ed Schmit while at DevConnections 2010 as part of Bytes by MSDN .  Ed Schmit is a Director with the AT&T Developer Program, where his mission is to provide support and guidance for the developer community. He has been with AT&T for five years. Here is a...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Brandon Watson

    I had the opportunity to interview Brandon Watson while at DevConnections 2010 as part of Bytes by MSDN .  Brandon Watson serves as a director responsible for the developer experience of Windows® Phone 7. His responsibilities include managing the developer application platform and showcase application...
  • Blog Post: Professional Quality Tools for WP7 Developers–Limited Time Offer

    The Windows Phone 7 product team announced a partnership with PreEmptive Solutions to provide their Dotfuscator application, which includes Runtime Intelligence, for free, to all Windows Phone 7 developers from today through March 31, 2011 . During this offer period, developers will have access to Dotfuscator...
  • Blog Post: Presenting at DevConnections 2010

    If you are attending DevConnections 2010, please come check out my session.   My session is VMP02 – Building Integrated Mobile Apps with WP7 Hardware And Services.   I present Tuesday November 2nd  at 11:30am in MANDALAY BAY L.  I hope to see you there!
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Developer Tools - October Update

    The Windows Phone Developer Tools update includes a MUCH improved Bing Maps control from a performance standpoint and two additional tools to assist with development.  The first tool helps application better understand certification requirements for their application.  If your application requires...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Tools RTW!

    Download the tools here .  Major changes from the beta are the inclusion of a Panorama, Pivot, and Bing Maps controls.  Also, don’t forget to download the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit as well that has additional controls including the GestureListener, DatePicker, TimePicker, ContextMenu...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Jump Start Training

    Check out Brandon Watson’s blog post on the brand new WIndows Phone Jump Start Training: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2010/08/17/windows-phone-7-jump-start-training.aspx Here are the sessions:   There are 12 sessions in total, each about :50 minutes in length. Think of...
  • Blog Post: Embed a Font in a Windows Phone 7 Application

    I received this question during a webcast recently.  It is very easy to embed a Font into a Windows Phone 7 Application.  I grabbed a random font from a free Font web site to ensure I had a Font that is not on my system.  I dropped the Font into a Folder named Assets: Next I configured...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Andre Vrignaud

    I had the opportunity to sit down with Andre Vrignaud (aka Ozymandias ) for an interview during MIX 10 hosted as part of Bytes by MSDN .  Andre brings a game development background and is very popular in XNA circles.  Check out Andre’s thoughts on XNA for Windows Phone 7:   Here is a link...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 – A Great Device for Work and Play

    Some interesting stats: Demand for Smartphones that play as hard as they work is fueling the continued growth for new devices, with IDC projecting 31% growth in Smartphone units in 2010 and another 22% in 2011 . More than 90% of our target customers for Windows Phone use their Smartphone for business...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Page Brooks

    I had the opportunity to sit down with Page Brooks for an interview during MIX 10 hosted as part of Bytes by MSDN .  Page brings a web developers background to Windows Phone 7.   Here is a link to the full interview: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ff710243.aspx
  • Blog Post: Interview with Loke Uei Tan

    If you don’t know who Loke is, you don’t know Windows Mobile:-)  Loke’s been around Windows Phone for many years and is very active on social networks and at events.  I had the opportunity to sit down with Loke Uei for an interview during MIX 10 hosted as part of Bytes by MSDN . Here is a link...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Development Jump-Start Events

    Check out Ben Riga’s blog detailing a couple of great training events coming up in May.   These events will have both presentations and lab time with experts ready to assist as you learn. The first event is in Redmond May 18th-19th.  The second event is May 25th-26th.  Check out the...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Archetype’s Rosso Brothers

    I had the opportunity to sit down with Luigi and Guido Ross from Archetype for an interview during MIX 10 hosted as part of Bytes by MSDN . It was fun to interview both (twin brothers if you haven’t noticed:-)) brothers back-to-back.  Luigi and Guido are two truly talented individuals.  Here...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP – April Refresh

    If you are still on the Visual Studio 2010 RC1 build and Expression Blend 4 Beta in order to continue to develop for Windows Phone, Microsoft released updated tools that are compatible with Visual Studio 2010 RTM and Expression Blend 4 RC.  First, read this link posted by Charlie Kindel that highlights...
  • Blog Post: reMIX Atlanta May 8th – Three Tracks with Something for Everyone:-)

    Come check out this great event with a User Experience, Windows Phone, and Silverlight/Web track. I am presenting as part of the Windows Phone track. I am co-presenting on Metro as well as Building games with XNA and Windows Phone. I hope to see you there! www.remixatlanta...
  • Blog Post: Interview with IdentityMine’s Kurt Brockett

    I had the opportunity to sit down with Kurt Brockett from IdentityMine for an interview during MIX 10 hosted as part of Bytes by MSDN . I enjoyed chatting with Kurt.  A thought provoking reference Kurt made was when he said for the current generation, the SmartPhone is the PC.  Check out the...
  • Blog Post: NAB Mobile Highlights

    Silverlight has been a part of Microsoft’s NAB Show booth since its initial release a few years ago.  This year for the first time at NAB we are demonstrating Silverlight on devices.  Here is a photo of our “device bar” at NAB.        From the left: Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Todd Brix

    I had the opportunity to sit down with Todd Brix for an interview during MIX 10 hosted as part of Bytes by MSDN . Todd provides a great overview of the Marketplace for Windows Phone 7. I also give Todd a short psychological profile quiz so that you can learn more about Todd:-) Here is the link...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Developers – What’s the Document Outline?

    The Document Outline tool window in Visual Studio 2010 is similar to the Objects and Timeline window in Expression Blend.  It is very useful when you have multiple visual states with different sections of the UI set to visible, collapsed, etc.  An example scenario is that you want to set properties...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Charlie Kindel

    I had the opportunity to sit down with Charlie Kindel for an interview during MIX 10 hosted as part of Bytes by MSDN . Charlie provides a great overview of the programming model and the capabilities of the emulator. I also give Charlie a short psychological profile quiz so that you can learn more about...
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