Windows Phone 7 is HOT! Come check out Windows Phone 7 Unleashed for everything you need to know to develop for WP7. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re just starting with .NET development, there’s something in it for you.

The first half of this deep dive event is lecture and hands on lab. At the half point mark of the day, you’ll have a solid foundation for building WP7 applications.

The second half of the day is going straight to code. Build the best app and have a chance to win!

In order to deliver the best possible experience for attendees, seating at these events is VERY limited. Register now!

PREREQUISITES:

  1. This event is a bring your own laptop event. Wireless internet will be available and you must have a laptop capable of connecting to wireless as no hard wired connection will be available.
  2. Download the tools BEFORE the event: http://bit.ly/WP7tools

 

DATE

CITY

STATE

LOCATION

REGISTER

09/11/10

Irvine

CA

QuickStart

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09/11/10

Mountain View

CA

Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus

REGISTER

09/11/10

Phoenix

AZ

Gangplank

REGISTER

09/18/10

Los Angeles

CA

UCLA

Coming Soon!

09/18/10

Albuquerque

NM

New Horizons Learning Center

REGISTER

09/18/10

Orange Co.

CA

Honda

Coming Soon!

09/18/10

Inland Empire

CA

DeVry University

REGISTER

09/25/10

Denver

CO

Microsoft Denver Office

REGISTER

09/25/10

Mission Viejo

CA

Microsoft Store

Coming Soon!

09/25/10

LA

CA

Robert Half

Coming Soon!

10/1/2010

Salt Lake City

UT

Microsoft Salt Lake City Office

Coming Soon!

10/9/2010

Mission Viejo

CA

Microsoft Store

Coming Soon!

10/25/2010

Mission Viejo

CA

Microsoft Store

Coming Soon!

 

Events are being confirmed daily, please subscribe to an RSS feed on www.msdnevents.com for updates on events in your area!

Session 1 – Introduction to Windows Phone 7 Programing

In this session, we start with a discussion of windows phone, the architecture changes made from 6.5 to 7.0, the hardware specifications and then move into the beginnings of building a WP7 application including :

  • Sensor overview
  • Application life cycle
  • Splash screen and the importance of 1 second / 19 second loading
  • Files associated with project template
  • Application Bar
  • Live Tile
  • Application Icon

The session will end with a brief discussion of the Windows phone 7 Marketplace before the entering into the HOL.

  • HOL – The screens that will be built during this session are:
  • Project Set-up
  • Live Tile
  • Splashscreen
  • Home Screen with Application Bar

Session 2 – Connecting to Services

In this session, we will discuss how Cloud Services help to bring power to the phone. We will be binding to a rest based services and show how to search and display the information received. In this session we will also talk about Navigation, passing information between screens, simple page animations while working with List and detail information.

HOL – The screens that will be built during this session are:

  • Search Screen
  • Display Screen
  • Detail Screen
  • Additional Application Bars

Session 3 – Recording Data

In this session we will be working with the Camera to capture and crop photos, record audio files, take notes, saving location, sharing (sending emails and SMS messages – and if time permits sending to twitter or FB) and saving everything using isolated storage. We will discuss tombstoning and how it effects your application process, including the when, where and whys of saving state).

HOL – The screens that will be built during this session are:

  • ·Add New Wine
  • ·Record Audio
  • ·Picture Capture and Crop
  • ·My Wines

 

For More Information on How to Get Started with Windows Phone

Getting Started on Windows Phone 7

Large or small, all developers will have equal opportunity to capitalize on the first mover advantage of having their apps or games ready at launch. In order to do that, there are a few things developers will need to do:

  1. Register at the marketplace today
  2. Finish you application or game using the Beta tools
  3. Download the final Windows Phone Developer Tools when released on September 16
  4. Recompile your app or game using the final tools
  5. Have your XAP ready for ingestion into the marketplace in early October when it opens.
Free Developer Training
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.