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30th August 2010

Windows Phone 7: Getting Started Link-dump

Filed under: Windows Phone 7 — Alex Holt @ 5:25 pm

Windows Phone 7As you’re probably aware, Microsoft is finally going to attempt to enter the Smart Phone OS market with it’s new Windows Phone 7 operating system /platform / ecosystem. It’s going to have a hard time getting started (Android and particularly the iPhone OS have a gigantic lead and devoted user-base), but I think it has a good chance. Looking at some of the reviews of the hardware and it’s performance with the new OS, things are looking promising for the big M, if that is, they can pull off the marketing and get enough hardware vendors on-board.

One of the things Microsoft will be hoping on is a massive uptake of application developers, and to try and encourage that they’ve released and helped circulate a bunch of things to the community! This post hopes to point to some of the articles, videos, blogs and other sites by both Microsoft and others to help you learn and get started with WP7.

Obviously, before you get started, you want to download the various developer tools. They are currently in Beta and downloadable here. It’s been announced that the full non-Beta set of tools on the 16 September 2010. The tools are free – the only bit you pay for is a subscription that allows you to post applications to the Marketplace. That’s currently being listed as £67 GBP


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