Windows Phone SecretsThis blog provides regular updates about the writing of my next book, Windows Phone Secrets, and about the exciting new Windows Phone platform from Microsoft.
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Monthly Archives: April 2010
Some great news from Microsoft: Microsoft today released a refresh of the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP announced at the MIX conference in March. Already, this early tools preview has attracted more than 125,000 developers and designers from countries around … Continue reading
Clarity Consulting has drawn up some amazing prototypes of Windows Phone experience to show off what’s possible. Not surprisingly, they’re pretty impressive. So with the CTP tools available, we’ve been building a few apps, just to get a feel for … Continue reading
I linked to a You Tube version of a Microsoft video about the email, events and scheduling functionality in Windows Phone 7 yesterday, but forgot to the link to the other video, which shows off the Office hub. Here it … Continue reading
One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is whether it makes sense to continue this blog past the completion or publication of the book. Increasingly, I think it does. (Though some argument could be made about folding it into the … Continue reading
I’m going to get at least a couple of hours of writing done on the book today. Progress has been slow so far, of course, and has amounted mostly to getting chapter files ready and plugging in some basic background … Continue reading
A mobile blog has reposted a Microsoft video Windows Phone Backstage to YouTube, which should make it a bit more accessible. It shows off the email, events, and scheduling functionality of the system.
Gadget blog Engadget has leaked pictures and slides of an interesting Windows Phone coming this year from Dell called the Lightning. I wouldn’t call it the “ultimate” Windows Phone, as the hyperbolic site does, but it is nice looking certainly. … Continue reading
One of the things I’ll demonstrate over the course of writing this book is that writing doesn’t pay. Oh sure, it pays off big time for a-list authors like Stephen King and for others in that one-percent category. But for … Continue reading
And this is how the backpedaling on copy and paste in Windows Phone 7 begins. In a video called Smart-sensing vs. copy and paste on Windows Phone Backstage (you have to register to see it), Microsoft tries to explain away its … Continue reading
The third and final part of my Windows 7 Key Themes series, Guiding Principles, is now available on the SuperSite. This is more high-level/high-concept than the other two parts. But I’m curious if I got the inspiration behind “red threads” … Continue reading