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Monday, July 12, 2010

Windows Phone Tools Beta Released!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 05:30 PM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...a-released.aspx

"The term "Beta" is understood to mean that things are close to being finished. Well, that's what we mean anyway. This Beta release represents the near final version of the tools for building applications and games for Windows Phone 7. Since the initial CTP release of the tools just this March, the Windows Phone Developer Tool CTP has been widely embraced by the community, and they have shown what's possible on our new development platform. It's time to get serious about building the actual apps and games for Windows Phone 7 that consumers will be looking for starting this holiday season."

It's been a crazy day in the world of Windows Phone, and most of us have been looking to the man pictured above for information on the phone pictured above! Brandon Watson delivers the linked blog post with information about today's tools beta release, and articles are already starting to pop up on other blogs and MSDN about how you can develop more effectively for WP7 (Like this post on resolution and scaling!). Happy Programming!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mobility Digest Gives Your Questions To Brandon Watson

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone News" @ 05:30 AM

http://windowsphone.mobilitydigest....-qa/#more-12488

"Windows Phone 7 really is a different kind of phone, from the smart new design to the integrated experiences in hubs. We didn't set out to replicate what other are doing on a feature-by-feature basis, or even provide a similar customer experience. The ability to integrate your data with the phone creates a distinctly different experience than what you get with jumping in and out of discrete apps. Windows Phone 7 will certainly be a first step in a new direction, but we have no intention of releasing beta quality code into the market and calling it "done."

Brandon Watson, Microsoft's Director of Development Experience has graciously answered a number of questions posed by readers over at Mobility Digest. A few interesting bits and pieces here and there, and of course a number of "no comments"!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Windows Phone 7 As Early As October

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone News" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone...browsers-695324

"One thing developers will like: in July they get access to test phones. "That's the number one question I get," Watson told us. "Where is my device?" And what about the rest of us? It's still holiday 2010, and for the benefit of those of us outside the US, he narrows that down as "between October and New Year"."

Mary Branscombe offers up an interesting column on TechRadar today that quotes Brandon Watson, Microsoft's director of developer experience for Windows Mobile basically confirming a few things that we've seen elsewhere and also assumed (But it's never bad to hear it again). October is the earliest you'll see a Win Phone 7 device, developers will see it earlier, and Copy & Paste will return triumphantly at some point in the future. Quite frankly with all of the device information we're seeing leak out about possible WP7 units nearing production, I'd guess we may even see one hit in September - or am I being optimistic to the extreme?


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