Windows Series 7 Phone at MIX2010

Now in its fifth year, the MIX 2010 conference is a gathering of designers and developers who are building the world’s most innovative web sites.

This year attendees have the opportunity to learn about the future of Windows Mobile, Silverlight, Internet Explorer, Expression, and other web technologies from Microsoft…

Including more announcements and demos of Windows 7 Phone.

The conference sessions are:

# Changing our Game – an Introduction to Windows 7 Phone Series!
# Building Windows Phone Games
# Building a High Performance 3D Game for Windows Phone
# Designing and Developing for the Rich Mobile Web
# Overview of the Windows Phone 7 Series Application Platform
# Windows Phone UI and Design Language
# An Introduction to Developing Applications for Microsoft Silverlight
# Building Windows Phone Applications with Silverlight – Part 1
# Building Windows Phone Applications with Silverlight – Part 2
# Windows Phone Application Platform Architecture
# Development and Debugging Tools for Building XNA Games for Windows Phone
# Distributing and Monetizing Windows Phone Applications and Games
# Silverlight Performance on Windows Phone
# Unit Testing Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Applications

Just wish I was there myself this year!

You might like to see this recent Windows 7 Phone demo from the TechEd conference in the Middle East that shows some great multi-tasking:

 [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa5iFv4LmSM[/youtube]

Regards

Marc Liron – Microsoft MVP

No Windows 7 Phone Upgrading

News seems to be filitering out that anyone wanting to use the new Windows Mobile 7 Series phones, when released later this year, will probably not be able to upgrade an exisiting phone.

According to an article on APCMag.com, Microsoft’s General Manager of Mobile Communications Business in the Asia-Pacific region, Natasha Kwan said that devices running the latest Windows Mobile 6.5 will receive significant upgrades (6.5.3) but they won’t be able to upgrade to the Windows Mobile 7 OS.

A lot of 6.5 applications have been built from the old paradigm of the stylus. Those legacy apps will be a lot more compatible on 6.5.3 because we have magnifier technology which lets you use your finger for navigating!

Microsoft is slated to reveal more about Windows Phone 7 at the MIX developer conference, which is happening from March 15 to March 17.

Regards

Marc Liron – Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Phone and Bing Maps

Microsoft Bing Maps Technical Evangelist, Chris Pendleton, interviews Windows Phone Program Manager, Ian Todd on the new Windows Phone 7 Series and it’s usage of Bing Maps at 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXviZCdzrJo[/youtube]

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Kind Regards

Marc Liron – Microsoft MVP