windows-phone-logo-305x46-trans Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools went beta earlier this week. And now you can start learning how to use it with the Windows Phone Developer Training Kit – Beta Refresh.

Microsoft has released a refresh of the Windows Phone Training to meet the changes in the Windows Phone Beta tools release. You can download a local copy of the training kit, or you can go to the online version on Channel 9.

What’s New in Windows Phone Developer Training Kit

This release of the WP training kit includes all the labs from the previous release (updated to the Beta tools) and all the videos from the previous release. In addition we added two new labs:

  • Using Windows Phone Launcher and Choosers In Your Applications
  • Understanding the Windows Phone Application Lifecycle (handling Tombstone)

Tombstoning is the procedure in which the operating system terminates an application’s process when the user navigates away from the application.

For more information about the updated kit, see Yochay Kiriaty’s post, Windows Phone Developer Training Kit – Beta Refresh.

How to Get Started

Get the Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta.

Get download a local copy of the Windows Phone 7 Developer training kit or go to the online version on Channel 9.

Get Trained – Windows Phone 7 Jump Start

Windows Phone 7 JumpStart is a FREE virtual live class for developers interested in developing applications and games for Windows Phone 7.  We’re providing this in partnership with our MS Learning team. The course is organized into four virtual instructor-led sessions that are of 3-hour duration.  They will be presented by forthcoming MS Press authors and MVP's, Andy Wigley and Rob Miles. It will provide developers a jump start for developing Windows Phone 7 applications.  The Labs will be completed offline with office hours access to the instructors.

The dates for these course sessions are:

  • July 20 – 8am: Session One: Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Phone and Silverlight
  • July 20 – 1pm: Session Two: Programming Game Applications with XNA
  • July 22 – 8am: Session Three:  Programming Applications with Silverlight
  • July 22 – 1pm: Session Four:  Review and Wrap Up

Go register for the course now!

 

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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