As it was announced by ScottGu a few minutes ago in the MIX 10 keynote , Microsoft has launched the new mobile platform. It’s called Windows Phone 7 Series. One of the principal drivers for this new platform is the user experience .
Developers using Windows Phone 7 Series will take advantage of Silverlight, the XNA Framework and a great set of tools to build rich applications.
This means that all Silverlight and XNA developers are now Windows Phone Developers automatically 🙂 . Another great news is that developers will write the code once and then optimize across mobile devices, web, desktop or Xbox, adjusting basically the resolution and the screen size.
If you want to start playing you can download the Windows Phone Developers Tools as a free single download from developer.windowsphone.com .
Windows Phone Developers Tools includes:
- Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone
- Windows Phone 7 Series Add-in for Visual Studio (For developers already working with Visual Studio 2010)
- Windows Phone 7 Series emulator
- Expression Blend for Windows Phone (NOT YET, COMING IN THE MONTHS AHEAD)
You can also browse the Channel 9 Online Training Course in here.
Stay tuned that I will post a Hello World example application for Windows Phone.