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  • Blog Post: Target Multiple Various Clients, Use Same Project for Business Logic with Visual Studio PCL

    So you want to use the same code base and target different user experiences? For example, say you want to use the same business logic to access data in Windows 8, Windows Phone, and your Silverlight or XBox applications. (Or maybe even Android and iPhone using Mono.) In the past, this has meant different...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 8 Built on Windows 8

    The next release of Windows Phone on the rock-solid technology core of Windows 8, according to the announcement made on the Windows Team Blog, Announcing Windows Phone 8 . This new shared core—along with all the extra work we’ve done on top of it—opens up a new world of capabilities...
  • Blog Post: ISV Case Study: Smartphone Users Share Privately With Groups on Glassboard over Windows Azure

    Glassboard is a mobile service for sharing privately with groups. With Glassboard, you create 'boards' which are groups of people around a common interest where you can share messages, comments, photos, videos, and even your location (when appropriate). When the Glassboard team was developing Glassboard...
  • Blog Post: 30 to Launch

    With great devices hitting the market and the broadly acclaimed user interface based on Metro design principles, Windows Phone is setting the new cool for mobile computing. Take advantage of the excitement and create a cutting edge application - fast. Really fast. 30 days fast. Starting Jan 31...
  • Blog Post: Nokia, HTC Announce New Windows Phones at CES

    New Windows Phones were announced jointly by Microsoft and partners at CES according to That’s a Wrap: Microsoft 2012 CES Keynote Recap by Frank X. Shaw, Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Corporate Communications. He writes, “Wednesday, Jan. 11, T-Mobile customers in the United States...
  • Blog Post: PhoneGap Features Support Windows Phone 7.5

    All the features of in the new version of PhoneGap version 1.3 are supported on Windows Phone 7.5. This release extends the cross-platform capabilities of PhoneGap, giving more choices to developers in need of a programming environment allowing them to easily deliver the same mobile experience to...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Social Media Goes Mobile with Glassboard on Azure

    You can now share your private data with groups of your friends, coworkers, and those outside your work organization courtesy of a new free product, Glassboard , from social media company Sepia Labs . Users can connect with each other's Windows Phone , Android, or iPhone. Soon users can connect from...
  • Blog Post: Check Out Cheat Sheets for Phone Developers on Live Tiles, Controls

    My colleague Kevin Ashley has created new cheat sheets for Windows Phone 7.5 developers – one for Live Tiles, another on Additional Controls and Toolkits. The cheat sheets show XAML, sample code, and key points that you need to know to use the features. Check them out at Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Register Today for Upcoming US Developer Events for Windows Phone 7.5

    Events are available around the United States for developers to learn about Windows Phone. MSDN Events is offering one-day and two-day sessions around the US. Register at MSDN Events . Windows Phone Camp Windows Phone 7.5 (codename: Mango) is here – and we want to give you the upper hand...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7.5 Rollout Begins, New SDK Now Available for Download

    Microsoft announced that the rollout for updates to the “Mango” release of Windows Phone has begun. The Windows Phone team shared that we started rolling out the update to customer handsets and shared lots of developer goodness and started rolling out RTM updates to dev devices . And now...
  • Blog Post: Symbian Devs Get Started on Windows Phone with New Microsoft, Nokia Tools

    Microsoft and Nokia have announced guidance, training, and technical mapping for Nokia Symbian developers to learn Windows Phone and have built a great package to help developers get started. This package contains the following tools and documentation to help along the path to learning Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Video, Live Chat Series on Windows Azure, Windows Phone Begins Tuesday

    Starting Tuesday September 27th for tens weeks you will be able to watch pre-recorded videos covering many aspects of the Windows Azure platform. PLUS you will be able to chat LIVE with Microsoft subject matter experts to get your Windows Azure platform questions answered. It gets better. We’re...
  • Blog Post: How to Test Your Windows Phone Apps Before Submitting to Marketplace

    You can now test your Windows Phone apps before submitting them to the Marketplace. One of the new features in Windows Phone SDK is a tool that lets you test your app for certification requirements on your machine. The SDK lets you run the same technical cert tests that the Marketplace team runs....
  • Blog Post: Two Days of Free Windows Phone ‘Mango’ Developer Training Online

    Windows Phone MVPs i.e. Rob Miles and Andy Wigley will host this two-day Jump Start class is specially tailored for developers looking to build cool applications and games for the new Windows Phone 'Mango' Platform. Click here to register for the free training. Day One August 23, 2011 | 8am...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone Updated for ‘Mango’

    Create better Phone apps with the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit (August 2011) add-on. This is a great new release provides extra controls to those in the Windows Phone 7.1 SDK. For more details, see The Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit is now available for ‘Mango’ application...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Dev Tools Refreshed for ‘Mango’

    You can download the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 “Beta 2 Refresh” from the ‘Mango’ Connect site, according to the Windows Phone blog post Another Helping of Mango for Devs . According to Cliff Simpkins of the Windows Phone team, “We’ve received positive feedback on the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone ‘Mango’ Released

    The Windows Phone development team officially signed off on the release to manufacturing (RTM) build of “Mango” – the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system. Terry Myerson wrote on the Windows Phone blog post Windows Phone “Mango” – Released to Manufacturing...
  • Blog Post: See HTML5 Features for Windows Phone ‘Mango’

    Mobile Test Drive site has launched. It provides Windows Phone developers with the functionality you can expect on the IE 9 experience you’ll find in the ‘Mango’ release. The site laid out to be easily read similar to Internet Explorer Test Drive , but uses on the mobile form factor...
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