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Don’t miss the DC Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch this week!

Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch

Windows Phone 7 is here – and with it comes a new world of opportunity for passionate, creative developers. 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-paced learning to get you up and running with Windows Phone 7 development. Check out the agenda and pick the day that best fits your needs – or join us for both. The choice is yours. Whatever you can imagine, you’ll get the information you need to build high-demand apps with Windows Phone 7.

Windows Phone 7 Development Launch: Jump-Start Your Mobile Development (Day 1) – Register here

In the first of this two-day launch event, we’ll take you under the hood of Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Phone 7 platform with a progressive set of learning sessions. We’ll start with the basic tools and fundamentals of Windows Phone 7 application development, plus key design guidelines and our philosophy behind the all-new Metro interface paradigm. As the day unfolds, we’ll go deeper into Windows Phone 7 development scenarios using Silverlight, XNA and the Windows Phone 7 SDK. You’ll also see how to earn cash for your apps in the fully loaded Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

Agenda

Kick Off – Welcome

Session 1: Introduction to the Windows Phone 7 Platform

Session 2: Monetizing Your Apps with Marketplace and Mobile Ads

Break

Session 3: Windows Phone 7 Design Guidelines 

Lunch

Session 4: Building Windows Phone Applications with Silverlight 

Session 5: Building Windows Phone 7 Applications using XNA

Break

Session 6: Windows Phone 7 Services 

Wrap Up -  Q & A – Raffle

Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch: Unleash Your Best App Workshop (Day 2) – Register here

The second day of this launch event is all about turning those napkin sketches and subway scribbles into real, sellable apps. This half-day will be a hands-on application development workshop. You’ll apply fundamental Windows Phone 7 design principles to build an app and upload it to the fully revamped Marketplace. These working sessions are designed to unleash your creativity and help you move from idea to reality, so go at your own pace or follow along with a proctored group lab. Either way, you’ll get step-by-step advice from Microsoft and community experts. It’s an unprecedented opportunity to stake your claim in the marketplace – using familiar tools and consistent specs.

Available workshop/lab topics will include:

  • Creating your First Windows Phone 7 Application
  • Windows Phone Navigation and Controls
  • Using Push Notifications
  • Launchers and Choosers
  • Application Lifecycle
  • Game Development with XNA Framework
  • And much more

Required Event Preparation:

  • Please pre-install the Windows Phone Developer Tools available here on your personal laptop that you will be bringing to the event.  Your PC must run Windows Vista or Windows 7 in order to work with the Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools.

YOU’RE INVITED: Windows Phone 7 Developer Event

   
   
 

Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch
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Windows® Phone 7 is here – and with it comes a new world of opportunity for passionate, creative developers. 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. Get ready to capitalize on this exciting new frontier with two days of fast-paced learning and Windows Phone 7 development sessions. Pick the day that best fits your needs – or join us for both. Either way, you’ll get the information you need to build high-demand apps with Windows Phone 7.

Day 1: Jump-Start Your Mobile Development
Go under the hood of Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Phone 7 platform. We’ll start with the basic tools and fundamentals of Windows Phone 7 application development and as the day unfolds, we’ll go deeper into development scenarios using Silverlight®, XNA® and the Windows Phone 7 SDK. You’ll also see how to earn cash for your apps in the fully loaded Marketplace.

Day 2: Unleash Your Best App Workshop
This hands-on workshop is designed to help you turn those napkin sketches and subway scribbles into real, sellable apps. You’ll apply fundamental Windows Phone 7 design principles to build an app and upload it to the fully revamped Marketplace. Go at your own pace or follow along with a proctored group lab and enjoy step-by-step advice from Microsoft® and community experts.
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More Windows Phone 7 Developer Events

We know you’re busy – but the launch isn’t your only chance to get up close and personal with Windows Phone 7. Don’t miss the other exciting developer events happening right in your local area. From boot camps to live learning to hands-on training, these convenient sessions are the perfect opportunity to explore Windows Phone 7 and get expert, one-on-one instruction. You’ll see first-hand how to create incredible games and apps and sell your work in the brand-new Marketplace. If you can dream it, you can build it with Windows Phone 7.
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Register online by clicking a date or
call 1-877-MSEVENT.

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Location

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Day 1

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Day 2

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Orange County, CA

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9/29

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FULL

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Minneapolis, MN

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10/5

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10/6

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Philadelphia, PA

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Washington, DC

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10/7

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Boston, MA

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10/12

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10/13

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Detroit, MI

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10/12

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Mountain View, CA

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Chicago, IL

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10/19

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10/20

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New York City, NY

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Dallas, TX

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San Francisco, CA

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Atlanta, GA

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10/22

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These dates don’t work?
Watch the Windows Phone 7 Launch Event online, live
from Mountain View, CA.
October 12, 2010
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For more Windows Phone 7 developer events, visit: www.msdnevents.com/wp7

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NOTICE TO ALL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES — We trust you understand Microsoft’s desire to ensure that we — and you — comply with applicable government gift and ethics rules set forth in Federal and State regulations, which restrict/prohibit public sector (government or education) employees from accepting gifts from entities doing or seeking official business with the public sector. A “gift” includes meals, giveaways, free software or other items of value given away at an event. If you wish to receive any of these items, you must pay market value for them or have written approval from your gifting/ethics officer or responsible attorney. Additional information and gift letter are available on registration site.

Windows Phone 7 and Government Apps

Joel Reyes, our team’s Windows Phone 7 Champ, just put up a blog post talking about Government Apps on Windows Phone 7.  Check it out.

http://bit.ly/d5liKP

Part of my team’s job this year is to get out and encourage developers to build citizen facing applications that get submitted to the Windows Phone Marketplace.  Two common questions are: 

WHAT KIND OF PUBLIC SECTOR APPS CAN BE BUILT FOR V1?

For v1, applications must be citizen facing and publicly accessible via marketplace. Good examples of this are:

· HeyGov! – allows citizens to be active part of city quality by reporting issues directly.

· Congress – application with information about all congress representatives.

· Wheel – application provides citizens with public transportation data feed.

Other examples include things like military rank reference, per diem calculator, state news, etc.

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MY GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION RELATED APP?

Yes.  Please let us know through the Public Sector Developer Weblog contact form.

Windows Phone 7 in 7 Series

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“Get to know Windows Phone 7, 7 minutes at a time! In this series of short, code-focused videos you’ll learn how to build applications for Microsoft’s revolutionary new mobile platform, Windows Phone 7. Each video is under seven minutes long, so you can learn something new over your next coffee break!”

http://tinyurl.com/WP7in7

I think these are worth checking out.  I’ve only watched the last one on XNA.  I thought it was well done.

Don’t miss the Windows Phone 7 developer dinner tonight!

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I was originally planning on presenting, but you’re in for a treat!  Pete Brown will be presenting.  This is sure to be a fun one.  Details here:

 http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector/archive/2010/04/01/microsoft-developer-dinner-series-for-partners-overview-of-the-windows-phone-7-series-application-platform.aspx