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I recently gave a talk about Windows Phone 7 at a Bizpark Camp in San Francisco.  The camp had two focuses: Azure and Windows Phone 7.  My presentation covered WP7 portion of the camp.  During my presentation I highlighted the phone platform and talked about some of the differentiators from design, technology and a business standpoint.


Whenever I watch presentations or go to tech meet-ups I feel like I get the most value when I can walk away with a few “nuggets” that I wouldn’t necessarily have known about otherwise.  That said, I tried to add a few resources into my presentation that should be helpful when building WP7 apps.


Seeing that the camp was focused on Azure and WP7 I decided to augment my presentation with a code sample.  The intention was to give some insight on how to approach building WP7 applications that talk to Azure.  Some colleges of mine here at Clarity have posted a sample on codeplex focused on getting up and running with WP7 and Azure..you can check it out HERE.   The project is not a “hello” world app, and is targeted at people who have some experience with the platform and a working knowledge of silverlight.

Also, during my presentation I mentioned some limitations with the current phone sdk.  Our sample code on contains workarounds for the following:

#1 Panorama Control

#2  “Tilt” effect

#3   Animating Frame

#4   Sample architecture (leveraging MVVM light)  and coding patterns.

Note: For the sample phone project we used an azure token that will expire in the next couple of months.  When that happens…in the downloads section of the codeplex project there a link to a local development fabric that can be used for local development


Admittedly, the slide deck is pretty design heavy, and doesn’t contain much text.  This was semi-intentional to encourage people to come out to the camps and hear it first hand.  There is some additional info found the “notes” of the PPTX.

Don’t forget to check out the full presentation at the Chicago Bizspark Camp on May 21st here at the Clarity Office.  Or on June 4th in  Los Angeles.

You can DOWNLOAD the Slides here:  PPTXPDF or view it inline below.

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