Windows Phone 7 Unleashed Event

For you all in the North California area, we’re hosting an all-day event in Silicon Valley on everything you need to know to develop for Windows Phone 7. All developer skill levels are invited to attend.

There will be Windows Phone 7 handsets at the event to test on!

DATE:               Saturday, September 11, 2010


Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus

Building 1

1065 La Avenida

Mountain View, CA 94043

TIME: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM



  1. This event is a bring your own laptop event. Wireless internet will be available and you must have a laptop capable of connecting to wireless as no hard wired connection will be available.

  2. Download the tools BEFORE the event:


The first half of this deep dive event is lecture and hands on lab. At the half point mark of the day, you’ll have a solid foundation for building WP7 applications. The second half of the day is going straight to code. Build the best app and have a chance to win a great prizes!


Session 1 – Introduction to Windows Phone 7 Programming

In this session, we start with a discussion of windows phone, the architecture changes made from 6.5 to 7.0, the hardware specifications and then move into the beginnings of building a WP7 application including :

  • Sensor overview
  • Application life cycle
  • Splash screen and the importance of 1 second / 19 second loading
  • Files associated with project template
  • Application Bar
  • Live Tile
  • Application Icon

The session will end with a brief discussion of the Windows phone 7 Marketplace before the entering into the HOL.

HOL – The screens that will be built during this session are:

  • Project Set-up
  • Live Tile
  • Splash screen
  • Home Screen with Application Bar

Session 2 – Connecting to Services

In this session, we will discuss how Cloud Services help to bring power to the phone. We will be binding to a rest based services and show how to search and display the information received. In this session we will also talk about Navigation, passing information between screens, simple page animations while working with List and detail information.

HOL – The screens that will be built during this session are:

  • Search Screen
  • Display Screen
  • Detail Screen
  • Additional Application Bars

Session 3 – Recording Data

In this session we will be working with the Camera to capture and crop photos, record audio files, take notes, saving location, sharing (sending emails and SMS messages – and if time permits sending to twitter or FB) and saving everything using isolated storage. We will discuss tombstoning and how it effects your application process, including the when, where and whys of saving state).

HOL – The screens that will be built during this session are:

  • Add New Wine
  • Record Audio
  • Picture Capture and Crop
  • My Wines

In order to deliver the best possible experience for attendees, seating at these events is VERY limited. Register today!