Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch: [Videos]

Meet Windows Phone 7! This video introduce the innovative WinP7 platform and explain the philosophy behind its all-new user experience design. Also, outline the Metro design principles and cover the basics of building apps for WP7. Finally, you'll tour Windows Phone Marketplace and learn about exciting revenue opportunities for developers and app publishers.In this session, […]

Meet Windows Phone 7! This video introduce the innovative WinP7 platform and explain the philosophy behind its all-new user experience design. Also, outline the Metro design principles and cover the basics of building apps for WP7. Finally, you'll tour Windows Phone Marketplace and learn about exciting revenue opportunities for developers and app publishers.

In this session, you'll get all details on how to navigate the certification process and publish your app -- including updates. Learn how to increase discoverability while deepening your connection with your customers through the powerful business intelligence capabilities of the Marketplace.

This session give you a solid understanding of how XAML (eXtensible Application Markup Language), the heart of all Silverlight and Windows Phone apps, can enable you to create powerful animations and interactive experiences. We'll cover all WP7 controls, guidelines for usage, and what you need to think about in new multi-touch interface. We'll also explore some core fundamentals, such as layout containers, control templating, and how you can bind controls and properties using markup or code.

This session focus on building WP7 apps with Silverlight. You'll see first-hand how to use Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend to develop and debug projects. You'll also learn about built-in templates and many available controls and styles for WP7. Finally, we'll wrap by covering how to consume services in the cloud.

Microsoft XNA has been a favorite with game developers for many years. Now, developers can harness the power of XNA framework to create highly immersive and responsive games for WP7. We'll charge full-speed into XNA to outline basic WP model, explore its core device characteristics, and review highlights of XNA phone framework. Finally, we show you some of the cool games that've been developed specifically for WP7. Additional topics we'll cover include: choosing between XNA and Silverlight, Sprites, 3D effects, Game Loop, and Frameworks.

Get ready to build more engaging user experiences with WP7 and several powerful cloud-based and phone-based components. Topics will include launchers and choosers; Microsoft Location Service, which allows you to obtain location information based on GPS, cell and WiFi signals; cameras, maps and pictures; tombstoning; Microsoft Push Notification Service that provides "live" updates for apps running on the device; accelerometer and much more.