M13 Easing into Windows Phone 7 Development


3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Level: Introductory

Prerequisite: None

Walt Ritscher

Walt Ritscher

Staff Author

Lynda.com at LinkedIn

Walt's enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces blossomed early. Just a few days after discovering how to move pixels around a computer screen he was devouring books on the topic of computer graphics and UI design. Before long he was sharing his discoveries with other technology buffs, a lifelong pursuit that has led to teaching engagements at universities, private training companies and the international conference circuit. As a consultant he has worked with a wide spectrum of clients, including Microsoft, HP, Intel, and Intuit. He is now a staff author at Lynda.com, part of the LinkedIn family, where his content team produces hundreds of technical training courses for software developers each year. His current UI obsession revolves around the XAML APIs. You can find his blog at blog.xamlwonderland.com and visualstudioadventures.com

If you are .NET developer you’ve probably seen the mobile phone templates in Visual Studio. Perhaps you’ve even created a few trials apps over the years to learn about the Microsoft’s mobile application platform. Mobile development, at least on the Microsoft Mobile platform, has always felt like a distant cousin to ‘real’ application development. Starting this year Microsoft is making a crucial break with the past and is getting serious about competing in the iPhone dominated market. Windows Phone 7 is new start. It’s flashy, fun, and sports the new Metro interface. It’s easy to create applications for this lively new device in Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend 4 and it leverages the popular Silverlight and XNA programming platforms. This session provide a broad overview of the Windows Phone 7 platform and programming environment.