“As part of our efforts to help developers get started with building their applications and games on the Windows Phone 7 platform we’re planning a couple of events in Redmond (May 18-19) and Silicon Valley (May 25-26). If you’re interested, be sure to register using the links below. Get a jump-start on building apps for Windows Phone 7 with this 2 day hands-on training event. You’ll learn how to build Silverlight or XNA applications that take advantage of the many Windows Phone 7 platform features. Attendee Prerequisites: Attendees are expected to bring their own laptops to follow along and to participate in the Hand-On Labs: Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 or Windows Vista; Windows Vista (x86 and x64) ENU with Service Pack 2 – all editions except Starter Edition; Windows 7 (x86 and x64) ENU – all editions except Starter Edition; Installation requires 3 GB of free disk space on the system drive; Minimum 2 GB RAM; DirectX 10 capable graphics card with a WDDM 1.1 driver. This event is free of charge. However, attendees are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel and accommodation. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided for session days,” writes Microsoft.