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Dive into Windows Phone 7 “Mango”
this summer
If you’ve got some spare time this summer to immerse yourself in some new technologies, then take a look at the various fascinating sources this page has to offer you for getting the extra info you need.

First watch the introductory video and then decide how much time you’d like to spend on the topic you want. We’ve got all the information you need to get started on the topic of your choice!



Select how much time you can spend
 
 

Windows Phone 7 Mango

One year after the beta release of the developer tools for Windows Phone 7, you now have the opportunity to go for the big enhancements in Windows Phone 7, codename “Mango” (or Windows Phone 7.1 beta), which offers more than 1500 new APIs for developers to tap into.

These new developer tools and all sorts of other technical content are available now – so what better time to get started than at the beginning of a (theoretically) slower time of year: the summer?

Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta SDK and developer tools were released in May. One of the most important pieces of information to go with them is that in addition to French, Belgian users will now also have a Dutch marketplace to operate in once the new devices are on sale. This is expected later in the year, in autumn 2011.

 

 
 
 

In half an hour

What can you do in half an hour? Maybe not get into developing a whole new app; but it should be more than enough to give you a pretty good idea about what’s new in the Mango edition.

  1. Watch this video by Joe Belfiore, which takes you on a trip to discover the new Mango features
  2. Read the Application Platform Overview for Windows Phone for a good idea about the different components available for developers
 
   
 
 

In half a day

  1. Our first recommendation is to download and install the developer tools. (Mango update). Don't worry if you have already installed the previous version as it cannot run side by side. Just upgrade as the new version can multi-target project for both versions.
  2. Watch this 1-hour recording from MIX to learn what’s coming next to the Windows Phone Application Platform

    What's coming next to the Windows Phone Application Platform

  3. Create more than your ‘Hello World’ application by following the Quickstarts. Choose from more than 20 quickstarts that cover navigation, sensors, data, design, controls and more.
 
   
 
 

In a full day

Have a day to spare? That’s enough to build your first Windows Phone 7 application right? OK, maybe not the most complex application in that time frame but enough to get your hands dirty, or find some new gems to get your current application to another level.

To help you with consuming your favorite type of content we have structure this section per content type. Depending on your current knowledge you’d might to jump directly to top resources for example. Just making it easier for you, that’s all!

  1. Tutorials and training kits
  2. Video recordings from top Belgian and international events
  3. Top resources and blogs

 

1. Tutorials and training kits

 

2. Video recordings from top Belgian and international events

TechDays Belgium 2011

 MIX 2011

From Desktop to Phone: What Silverlight Developers Must Know to Build Great Mobile Applications by Jeff Prosise

From Desktop to Phone: What Silverlight Developers Must Know to Build Great Mobile Applications

 



What's New in the Windows Phone Developer Tools?

What's New in the Windows Phone Developer Tools?


Windows Phone and XNA for Fun, Games, Profit and Physics by Rob Miles

Windows Phone and XNA for Fun, Games, Profit and Physics

 

Expert Lessons: Top Tips for Building a Successful Windows Phone Application by Stefan Wick

Expert Lessons: Top Tips for Building a Successful Windows Phone Application

Designing and Building a Windows Phone 7 Application End-to-End by Isabel Gomez and Katrien De Graeve.

Designing and Building a Windows Phone 7 Application End-to-End

 


More videos covering the features in the new version

More videos covering the features in the new version

 

3. Top resources and blogs