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Microsoft Shares Windows Phone 7 Stats With Developers

March 31, 2011 Doug Caverly

Developers who have been wondering about Windows Phone 7 (or who have already embraced it and are interested in its well-being) can now learn more about how it’s been received.  Microsoft published some official statistics late yesterday, and they put the mobile operating system off to a good start. The […]

Effects Of Microsoft-Nokia Deal On Developers Explained

February 11, 2011 Doug Caverly

Earlier today, Microsoft and Nokia announced a partnership, and considering that the companies’ combined market cap is around $263 billion (even after Nokia’s shares fell 15 percent), it’s fair to say a lot’s going to change.  Fortunately, developers haven’t been forgotten in all the excitement, with Microsoft making sure to […]

Windows Phone 7 Needs More Developers

January 31, 2011 Mike Sachoff

As the first Windows Phone 7 models hit stores during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2010, the Android smartphone operating system (OS) significantly increased its market-share lead by 9 percentage points, since the prior quarter, to reach 53 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, according to a new report from […]

Visual Basic Now Available For Windows Phone Devs

November 29, 2010 Mike Sachoff

Microsoft said today it is allowing developers to release applications for Windows Phone 7 in Visual Basic. Microsoft said the initial release of the Visual Basic add-on for the Windows Phone Developer Tools requires Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher; Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone is not supported. […]

Windows Phone 7 Dev Schedule Shared

October 4, 2010 Doug Caverly

The Windows Phone 7 rollout is around the corner, or even, depending on your point of view, already underway.  And Microsoft’s provided a bit of a roadmap for anyone who’s curious about how the process will continue from here. Today marks one important moment.  On the Windows Phone Developer Blog, […]

Windows Phone 7 SDK Launches

September 17, 2010 Mike Sachoff

Microsoft has released its Mobile Advertising SDK for Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft Advertising Exchange for Mobile. Windows Phone 7 app developers will have access to real-time Mobile Ad Exchange. Microsoft offers more details in its advertising blog. “Specific capabilities of our Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone 7 include Demographic, […]

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