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  • Blog Post: How to Get Ready for the Windows Phone 7 Exam 70-599

    Windows Phone 7 exam which will be available starting July 14. Peter Kuhn of the Silverlight Show has posted a series about how you can get ready for the exam. The official outline of the measured Phone 7 skills breaks down the topics into the following parts: Designing Data Access Strategies...
  • Blog Post: Greektown Casino-Hotel WP7 Application Provides Seamless Customer Experiences

    Guests Can Check Favorite Slot Machine Availability With the “favorite” functionality on the app, Greektown Casino-Hotel guests can check whether their favorite slot machine is occupied or open. This exciting feature allows guests to maximize their time, whether it’s by checking...
  • Blog Post: Get in the Game! Get Free Advertising!

    Developers submitting 5 new Windows Phone 7 apps will get Free advertising promotion for 1 of their 5 apps . Their choice app will get 25,000 impressions of WP7 mobile advertising across MSN, Windows Live and Fox Sports Mobile networks, approx. 60 days. This offer will end 6/30 and is limited to 4 per...
  • Blog Post: New Video - Talking with Silverlight MVP David Yack about training, CRM 2011 and Windows Phone 7

    During a recent Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 training event I sat down with the trainer David Yack to get his thoughts on CRM 2011, Windows Phone 7 and more. David and his team have also written a number of books. You can see David's current and forthcoming books on this page . Here is more information...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Phone Event in LA - XAPfest LA 2011–June 4, 2011

    XAPFest is a Windows Phone 7 Hackathon for developers of every background and skill level. iOS and Android developers, .NET veterans, and curious programmers who want to try their hand at programming for Windows Phone 7 are all invited!  It is a great opportunity to get to learn new technologies...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Connector Released

    Windows Phone 7 Connector is a simple, easy-to-use application designed to sync your favorite media files from your Mac, with your Windows Phone 7 or Zune HD. You can also sync photos and videos you captured on your phone with your Mac, and when needed, update your Windows Phone 7 software. With Windows...
  • Blog Post: New ISV Video: Flickr Manager Developer Asim Goheer

      Asim Goheer is a software development engineer at Microsoft during the day and at night he builds Windows Phone 7 applications.  Asim’s first application is Flickr Manager , a paid for application on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Asim received great press in several websites/blogs including...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Phone 7 Game Tutorial Part 7, 8 and 9 for Triangle Shooter

      Kenny Spade has updated his blog with 3 new parts to his game development tutorial for the Windows Phone. In part 7-9 of the TriangleShooter project, Kenny covers: Spawning More Enemies Adding Shooting Refactoring and Death Behavior The previous tutorials covered an introduction to XNA, using...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 WP7 Application Design Tips

    I recently received the Windows Phone Marketplace Developer Newsletter and found a cool list of top 10 WP7 App development tips. These tips are posted on the Windows Phone 7 Developer Blog . The first 7 have been listed below and please visit the Windows Phone 7 Developer Blog for the remaining tips...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 + Cloud Services SDK Available for Download from Microsoft Research

    This is a software-development kit (SDK) for the creation of Windows Phone 7 (WP7) applications that leverage research services not yet available to the general public. The primary goal of this SDK is to support the efforts of Project Hawaii , a student-focused initiative for exploration of how cloud...
  • Blog Post: Game Building Tutorials for Windows Phone 7

    My office mate, Kenny Spade has created a series of tutorials about developing games on Windows Phone 7. If you’re new to developing games using XNA it’s a great place to start. Kenny plans to publish his posts (almost) every Monday. The four current postings are listed below: Introduction to XNA – What...
  • Blog Post: Use Bing Visual Search to Find Windows Phone 7 Applications

    The Bing and Windows Phone teams have announced the Bing Visual Search Gallery for Windows Phone 7 apps in the US or UK. It’s a great tool to easily find an application by making it very easy to narrow down your search criteria.  On the left rail Filter the search criteria from 16 categories, 25...
  • Blog Post: WP7 Developer Launch Event Coming Up in San Francisco–Register Now

    Windows Phone 7 gives you the power to build complex, robust applications using consistent hardware specs, a comprehensive development toolkit, and the all-new, full-service Marketplace for selling your apps. To celebrate, we’re launching two days of fast-paced learning that will help you stake your...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Resources On Microsoft Platform Ready

    I’ve included a few links from the Microsoft Platform Ready site to get you started developing your Windows Phone 7 applications.  Microsoft Platform Ready is a great program to help you get your application to market faster through technical and marketing support. Microsoft Platform Ready is a...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch Events

    Windows Phone 7 gives you the power to build complex, robust applications using consistent hardware specs, a comprehensive development toolkit, and the all-new, full-service Marketplace for selling your apps. We want you to be ready to capitalize on this new frontier, so we’re launching two days of fast...
  • Blog Post: New Video - MIX10 Event Summary with Larry Gregory and Warren Wilbee

    Video Link - MIX10 Event Summary with Larry Gregory and Warren Wilbee MIX10 was an exciting event for both designers and technologists. I caught up with Warren Wilbee and Larry Gregory to get their thoughts at the end of the event and what they thought were some of the highlights. John O'Donnell...
  • Blog Post: New Video - MIX10 Day Two Windows Phone 7 Series Recap with the Windows Phone Champs

    Video Link - MIX10 Day Two Windows Phone 7 Series Recap with the Windows Phone Champs John O'Donnell , Jared Bienz and Ahmed El-Ramly got together at MIX10 to give their thoughts on the second days Windows Phone 7 Series sessions and what features has them reaching for the new free developer tools...
  • Blog Post: New Video - MIX10 Day One Windows Phone 7 Series Recap with the Windows Phone Champs

    Video Link - MIX10 Day One Windows Phone 7 Series Recap with the Windows Phone Champs Windows Phone 7 Series has generated a huge amount of excitement at MIX10 . John O'Donnell , Jared Bienz and Ahmed El-Ramly got together to give their thoughts on the first days Windows Phone 7 Series sessions and...
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