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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.
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.
Download the free tools, including Visual Studio and Expression Blend. More information about the
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.
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Windows Phone UI Design and Interaction Guide: Don’t let user experience be an afterthought! Integrating with the Metro design language and taking advantage of design guidelines will make your application integrate with what the user is used to in the phone while at the same time forcing you to think how to make your application unique.