windows-phone-logo-305x46-trans Microsoft MVP Rob Miles and Andy Wigley led a live training course about a month ago, focused on getting developers trained up on building amazing applications and games for Windows Phone 7. That training event is now available online.

As an editorial, I took this training and it was awesome. It is worth the time to dive deep into code and to see how it all fits together. The sessions provide a lot of code walkthroughs and the examples go beyond “Hello World” demos of a feature.

There are 12 sessions in total, each about :50 minutes in length.

Here are the sessions, and a link to course material.

For more information, see the Windows Phone Team Blog posting Windows Phone 7 Jump Start Training.

Also available

Getting Started with Windows Phone 7 Development, Marketing

Free Developer Kit

You can get the free developer toolkit and sign up for the marketplace for Windows Phone 7 at Windows Phone Developer.

Free Developer Assistance, Marketing Support

Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) is designed to give you what you need to plan, build, test and take your solution to market. We’ve brought a range of platform development tools together in one place, including technical, support and marketing resources, as well as exclusive offers. With MPR, you can:

  • Access training and webinars to help you get compatible.
  • Test your application with online resources and testing tools.
  • Utilize marketing toolkits including customizable templates for email, letters and presentations.

Sign up today for MPR for Windows Phone 7 at Microsoft Platform Ready.

Channel 9 Training

You can also get free developer training, walkthroughs, step-by-step tutorials, and videos from Channel 9 at Windows Phone 7 Developer Training Kit.

About Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 promises to be an amazing mobile phone operating system given its innovative user interface and functionality, as well as its great development platform upon which you can quickly and easily build games and applications. With a myriad of new devices, a powerful and immersive software platform, and a new marketplace to attract developers and provide easy access to applications, consumer demand for Windows Phones will be high, and developers will quickly adopt the Windows Phone platform to capitalize on this growing mobile marketplace.

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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