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It has been said that if you know Silverlight then you are already a Windows Phone 7 developer. Jesse Liberty joins John Papa on Channel 9 to explore that statement and demonstrate the side-by-side creation of both a Silverlight application and a Windows Phone application.
Watch as Jesse cracks open Visual Studio 2010 and creates two similar applications: one for Silverlight and one for Windows Phone 7. He does this all from scratch so you get to see every step along the way.
Professional Developer Conference 2010 (PDC10) registration is now open. PDC10 will be held October 28 – 29 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, WA where leading-edge developers and architects will gather to hear firsthand from Microsoft’s leaders about the next generation of Cloud Services, Phone, Tools & Technologies, Internet Explorer and Gaming Platforms.
A white paper that answers many of the customer frequently asked questions about Windows Azure is now available for download. The white paper provides details on how Windows Azure provides confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer data. It also provides detail on how we provide accountability for customers and their agents to track administration of services.
Support for identity providers such as Google, Facebook, LiveID and OpenID is being added to Windows Azure AppFabric. The Access Control Service (ACS) allows you to integrate Single Sign On and centralized authorization into your web application. It works with most modern platforms, and integrates with both web and enterprise identity providers. The August Azure AppFabric update is available via the AppFabric LABS environment where the AppFabric team showcases some of its early bits.
Microsoft offers partners free support, training, and marketing benefits on nine specific emerging technologies. The new Microsoft Platform Ready takes the program formerly known as Front Runner worldwide.
My colleague Jared Bienz has put together a post about the marketing and training benefits and walks you through the steps on signing up and getting benefits. You can find Jared’s posting at Getting Help – Microsoft Platform Ready.
Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server 2.0 are now available. The new drivers adds support for PHP Data Objects (PDO) and supports integration with SQL Server business intelligence features and connectivity to SQL Azure.
Mobile App Match aims to bring together the people who build Windows Phone apps with the people who use them. You can post your apps or video demonstrations so that users can give you feedback before the first Windows Phone 7 devices even ship. Users can also submit app ideas for developers to build.
This is a great opportunity to get started with the Windows Azure Platform without having to include your credit card number.
This offer is limited to the first 500 developers to respond each calendar month between August 1 and ending October 31, 2010 (US Only)
Microsoft announced Visual Studio LightSwitch, a new offering in the Visual Studio product family. Jason Zander announced the product at VSLive! in Redmond.
A second draft preview ebook is now available from Microsoft Press of Charles Petzold’s upcoming Programming Windows Phone 7.
The first preview ebook contained six chapters. This one contains eleven chapters (and 265 pages),
Microsoft plans to release a beta version of its upcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser sometime in September. Better performance, “same markup” and improved Acid3 test scores are expected.
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A new Canonical REST Entity Service sample code on MSDN code gallery demonstrates a REST Service built with WCF 4 that fully complies with HTTP specs for use of GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE, and includes unit tests to test compliance.