Windows Phone 7 became available at retailers on November 8—are you ready to develop an app? Download the new e-book Programming Windows Phone 7 by Charles Petzold. Learn more about the hardware as well as the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.
You’re invited to a very special event on December 2nd, 2010. Learn about the future of Silverlight from Corporate Vice President, Scott Guthrie and other experts, direct from Microsoft’s HQ. Hear about our plans for the next version of Silverlight, the latest developments as well as in-depth sessions on building applications with Silverlight. Registration is free – take part in person or online.
Prior to your submitting an app to Marketplace (and telling all your friends and family to download it!), you will need to register as a developer and create an account. As Marketplace is currently open for early access app submissions and by invitation only to registered developers, you’ll not want to wait to register. If you have an app ready to be uploaded, be sure to understand the application requirements and policies for apps and games submission, which you can download here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9730556
Visit App Hub as your Windows Phone 7 developer portal. Not only is there a library of technical content and resources, but in a single location you can download the final Windows Phone 7 toolkit, register for Marketplace, and upload your app into Marketplace when you’re ready. (Note: Marketplace is currently open for early access app submission. If you have an app ready to be uploaded, be sure you’re already registered for Marketplace for your invitation to early submission access.)
We’re working with Microsoft offices, academic institutions, and 3rd parties around the world to provide you the opportunity to attend a PDC10 event near you. If you can’t watch it live, visit the site to download and watch the content on your schedule (downloadable content will be available within 24 hours of recording).