Shout it from the roof tops Windows Phone 7 Series application development uses Silverlight and XNA!!
If you’re a .Net developers today – you just became a Windows Phone developer, able to deliver rich applications with Silverlight and amazing games with XNA.
Charlie Kindel summarises the latest Windows Phone 7 Series announcements on his blog post here. The Twitter Q&A from the announcement is here.
Most frequently asked questions:
- Windows Phone 7 Series is not backwards compatible to Windows Mobile
- Microsoft will continue to support Windows Mobile 6.5 for some time to come, including new devices on 6.5 and 6.5.3
- Your Xbox Avatar will be in 2D on the WP7S
- There are no plans to upgrade the HTC HD2 to WP7 OS.
So there you have it. At Mix (15th/16th March) we will go into the developer tools offering and show you have to build awesome games in XNA and glorious applications in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 Series. There are 12 sessions at Mix.
To start ramping your skills in these technologies now look at this post.
Other key Microsoft bloggers on these topics include:
Andre Vrignaud: www.ozymandias.com / @ozymandias
Christian Schormann: electricbeach.org / @ cschormann
Shawn Hargreaves: blogs.msdn.com/shawnhar / @shawnhargreaves
Todd Brix: windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowsphone / @toddbrix
Anand Iyer: www.artificialignorance.net/blog / @ai
Michael Klucher: klucher.com / @mklucher