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  • Blog Post: Great news for Universities who are using PhoneGap for App development – Full Support for Windows Phone

    PhoneGap version 1.3 has just been announced with full support for Windows Phone We want to highlight that all the features of the popular mobile framework are supported on Windows Phone 7.5. The Microsoft Interoperability team have blogged about this here . This release extends the cross-platform capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Are you teaching Mobile development?

    Which Platform are you teaching? Have you spent the time to understand the landscape of device distribution and decide how to prioritize the development of your application training curriculum? Are you training or developing your courses to meet specific platform or versions? The following pie chart...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Windows Phone 7 Toolkit

    I have been asked a few questions recently regarding developing Windows Phone apps which can access Sharepoint 2010 resources. The easy answer is… download the following toolkit on CodePlex, the toolkit will help simplify the task of building Windows Phone 7 applications based upon SharePoint 2010 servers...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Free eBook & Demos

    Resource for Teaching and Learning Windows Phone Development Windows Phone Programming in C# (Windows Phone Version 7.5) The main text is provided as a Word document and PDF file. This contains the entire text, broken into chapters. Demonstrations The Demos folder contains a folder for each of the chapters...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup information/awareness sessions in London & Edinburgh

    Last week I had a tour of colleges and Universities in the North East of England in relation to raising awareness and interest into the Imagine Cup 2012 competition. From the positive feedback of this event were holding additional regional sessions and the next planned events are in London and Edinburgh...
  • Blog Post: More info on Phone Developer Rewards

    Welcome to the Windows Phone Developer Reward Programme. The programme is simple. Successfully publish an unique and original app in the Windows Phone Marketplace and you will be rewarded with one point. You can then decide to redeem the point for a 12 month magazine subscription or Gyro Stealth Flyer...
  • Blog Post: jQuery Mobile Open Source Framework Support for Windows Phone

    jQuery Mobile version 1.0 was announced this week . Microsoft is  pleased to use this exciting occasion to reinforce our commitment to supporting popular open source mobile frameworks.  As many of you aware aware Microsoft recently supported PhoneGap by adding support for Windows Phone 7.5...
  • Blog Post: New curricula material and resources for Windows Phone 7.5

    Windows Phone Programming in C# (Windows Phone Version 7.5) Main Text – FREE Ebook Windows Phone Programming in C# by Rob Miles The main text is provided as a Word document and PDF file. This contains the entire text, broken into chapters. Demonstrations The Demos folder contains a folder for each of...
  • Blog Post: Are you teaching Android or iOS mobile development? Consider porting your apps…

    Many institutions are already teaching existing Mobile Development curricula using iOS or Android, some of you are now considering or starting to develop and implement Windows Phone curricula. For those of you teaching iOS and Android you may be interested in the tools Microsoft has developed for porting...
  • Blog Post: Some nice tips on Mobile Application Design and layouts

               When your developing a mobile application how much time and effort do you spend on application design and user interface? Mobile development has been growing since the day Apple introduced iPhone. Mobile browser has never been so robust and to make...
  • Blog Post: New Curriculum Resources for Windows Phone Development

    The Faculty Connection Resource Center is a multi-language collection including course outlines, textbooks, tests, labs, source code, and other materials developed by Microsoft or contributed by faculty worldwide. Highlighted below are some of the newest resources added this past month: Building Applications...
  • Blog Post: Project Hawaii: Cloud-Enabled Mobile Computing

    Project Hawaii: Cloud-Enabled Mobile Computing Project Hawaii offers university students the opportunity to explore how the cloud can enhance mobile devices, especially the increasingly ubiquitous smartphone. Find samples of student-created applications that range from assisting people who are blind...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone a close up from Silicon Valley comes to the UK

    Its been a busy few days at Microsoft, At the weekend I attended The Silicon Valley Comes to the United Kingdom Appathon. This was the first ever Silicon Valley Comes to the United Kingdom. SVc2UK for short and twitter hash #SVc2UK and took place at Sheffield Hallam University . The past few day have...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Interoperability

    Got a porting question? Interested in Windows Phone but your currently a iPhone, Android or QT developer want to know more about porting your Android, iPhone or Qt apps over to the Windows Phone platform? Check out the  great resources, free easy-to-use tools to help you through the process, and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone codenamed "Mango" Training Course

    Version: 1.1 Mango offers a lot of new capabilities for developers to create even better, more immersive user experiences on Windows Phone. This course will give you hands-on experience with important developer features in Mango. After completing this course, you will be able to: · Get more out of the...
  • Blog Post: Updating your DreamSpark developer phones to Mango

    ‘Mango’ OS Beta: Updating from 7712 to RTM All registered DreamSpark Developers can now update their devices to Windows Phone 7.5 without having to fall back to the backup taken at the beginning of the provisioning process. This update is being made available to those running build 7712 on a retail device...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Days Online Conference Design from a User Perspective, 5 October, 3-5pm BST

    It’s one thing to create an application for Windows Phone. It’s another to *design* an application for Windows Phone that centres on experience of the user and delights them at every turn. Join this FREE online conference Microsoft be offering some recommended viewing / reading to help you familiarize...
  • Blog Post: Silicon Valley comes to the UK

      10 LUCKY University Students to win an ALL PAID EXPENSES TRIP TO SILICON VALLEY for creating apps around health, education and environmental data from the Gov’t! Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVc2UK), announces a month long, multi-site competition, dubbed, the SVc2UK Appathon, the competition...
  • Blog Post: Download Building Windows Phone Apps: A Developer’s Guide

    I’m pleased to announce that the 1st edition of “Building Windows Phone Apps: A Developer’s Guide” is available to download. This e-book is a community effort to capture useful information and learning about building apps on the Windows Phone platform. Download Building...
  • Blog Post: TechDays.Online FREE ONLINE Training in October 2011–REGISTER NOW

    I am pleased to announce a series of free Tech.Days Online Conferences for academic and student developers. Tech.Days online conferences simply give you access to hand-picked video content and technology training from our UK team, and the chance to get involved online, listen to speakers and ask our...
  • Blog Post: Student Developer get stuck into Windows Phone over the summer holidays

    About two months ago the Windows Phone team issued a challenge to student developers over the summer holiday: The challenge, to create an awesome Microsoft Expression   Sketchflow prototype of a Windows Phone application. The reward was to win one of 50 HTC Mazaa developer devices. The competition...
  • Blog Post: Support and Assistance for Symbian Nokia Developers for Windows Phone development

    Today a comprehensive package to leverage Nokia developer skills while learning to build applications for Windows Phone. Microsoft and Nokia have worked together to build a great package. The package contains the following tools and documentation to help you along the path to learning Windows Phone development...
  • Blog Post: Web developers will be able to easily leverage their HTML5 skills to target Windows Phone.

    If your not really a phone app developer or if you don't have curricula aimed at a specific mobile platform, you may want to look at the opportunity of the PhoneGap libraries. So what is PhoneGap? PhoneGap is an open source mobile framework that enables developers to build applications targeting multiple...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone - “Mango” Jump Start Videos Just Released!

    Microsoft Learning hosted another new and exclusive Jump Start virtual training event featuring renowned MVPs Rob Miles, University of Hull & Andy Wigley AppMundi over 1,270 people joined the two-day event (Aug. 23-24, 2011). The two days of Building Applications for Windows Phone Mango Jump Start...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Windows Phone Camps – Powered by UK Tech.Days Fun, Free & Open to all!

    Want to start developing for Windows Phone, but not yet taken the plunge? Then this free day of training is the quickest way to find out all you need to know. The Windows Phone Camps will show you how to learn and build Windows Phone apps from scratch. You'll be guided through the development process...
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