Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 Special Excerpt 2 is available, Download now

Here comes an-other update for developers; Special Excerpt 2 of Programming Windows Phone 7 is available now. Its 2nd preview of book entitled “Programming Windows 7 Phone” authored by Microsoft MVP Charles Petzold. The book will be finalized by upcoming PDC 10 (October 28th, 2010) And, guess what: it will also be free.

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This book is for .NET Programmers or who knows the basic principles of .NET programming and working familiarity with the C# programming language. This excerpt preview has 11 chapters (and 265 pages) categorized in 3 parts viz Getting Started, Silverlight & XNA. The chapters are:

Part I The Basics

Part II Silverlight

Part III XNA

Chapter 1 Hello, Windows Phone 7

Chapter 7 XAML Power and Limitations

Chapter 20 Principles of Movement

Chapter 2 Getting Oriented

Chapter 8 Elements and Properties

Chapter 21 Textures and Sprites

Chapter 3 An Introduction to Touch

 

Chapter 22 Touch and Play

Chapter 4 Bitmaps, Also Known as Textures

   

Chapter 5 Sensors and Services

   

Chapter 6 Issues in Application Architecture

   

The guide can be downloaded here [XPS format] and [PDF format]. The Code samples for this draft preview are also available. [Code Samples]. You can find more resources, developer guides & tools and books to learn key concepts for programming Windows Phones. Read More.

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Bing Dynamic Themepack: Fresh wallpaper, updated automatically

Microsoft has released a new RSS-based Bing Dynamic Themepack for Windows 7. This theme displays a fresh downloaded wallpaper which is updated automatically. You receive a new photo from Bing every week for three months, with this Windows 7 theme that updates automatically through an RSS feed.

Switch it up! Receive a new photo from Bing every week for three months, with this Windows 7 theme that updates automatically through an RSS feed.

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Guide: Accessibility features of Windows 7, Office 2010, Internet Explorer 8

Microsoft has released a set of documents which enumerate the Accessibility features in its major Microsoft products like Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2010, Office 2007, Office 2003, Internet Explorer 8, IE 7 & IE 6.

Visit: Download Page.

Microsoft recently gave its Accessibility website a cool new look!

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Microsoft’s Future Vision 2019

  • Microsoft Future Vision 2019

 

  • Microsoft’s future vision on manufacturing

 

  • Microsoft’s future vision on retailing

 

  • Future of personal health concept

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Checklist Guide for Reinstalling Windows

Checklist Guide for Reinstalling Windows – How-To Geek

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Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta is available, Download Now

Over the past few months Windows Phone Developer Tools releases (CTPs and Beta) are made available to developers to build application for new upcoming Windows Phone 7 operating system which may be RTM’d by this October and will be available in Stores by this Christmas.

All releases are being offered as web installer, that requires internet connection to download bootstrapper  for Windows Phone Developer Tools. And for few folks, it can be a trouble to get it on low-bandwidth connection. Unfortunately, the CTP Refresh only ships as a web download bootstrapper and not as a full install package that can be downloaded as a single package and installed offline without requiring Internet connectivity.

With the release of first beta of Windows Phone Developer Tools, Microsoft has provided an ISO image that can be burned to a CD and installed Offline.

The Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta includes the following:

· Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Beta

· Windows Phone Emulator Beta

· Silverlight for Windows Phone Beta

· Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows Phone Beta

· XNA Game Studio 4.0 Beta

The web installer is still available and can be opted the most appropriate for you.

Windows Phone Developer Tools: Offline ISO Image [Size: 429.5MB] | Web Installer

You can find more resources, developer guides and books to learn key concepts for programming Windows Phones. Read More.

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· Download Programming Windows Phone 7 Series Guide

· Download: Windows Phone 7 Series UI Design & Interaction Guide

· Download Windows Phone 7 Series Training Kit for Developers

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