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Press Release: January 12, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide: Building connected mobile applications with Microsoft Silverlight--New from Microsoft Patterns & Practices

Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide

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Sebastopol, CA—Windows® Phone 7 provides an exciting new opportunity for companies and developers to build applications that travel with users, are interactive and attractive, and are available whenever and wherever users want to work with them.

By combining Windows Phone 7 applications with remote services and applications that run in the cloud (such as those using the Windows Azure™ technology platform), developers can create highly scalable, reliable, and powerful applications that extend the functionality beyond the traditional desktop or laptop; and into a truly portable and much more accessible environment.

Windows® Phone 7 Developer Guide ($34.99 USD) describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to include Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. Their Windows Azure-based application named Surveys is described in detail in a previous book in this series, Developing Applications for the Cloud.

After reading this book, you will be familiar with how to design and implement applications for Windows Phone 7 that take advantage of remote services to obtain and upload data while providing a great user experience on the device.

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About the Authors

Dominic Betts is an expert with the patterns & practices team and other Microsoft groups.

Federico Boerr is a consultant with Southworks SRL.

Scott Densmore is an expert with the patterns & practices team & other Microsoft® groups.

Jose Gallardo Salazar is a consultant with Clarius Consulting.

Alex Homer is a technical writer assigned to the Microsoft patterns & practices division in Redmond.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see:

Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide Windows® Phone 7 Developer Guide
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By Dominic Betts, Federico Boerr, Scott Densmore, Jose Gallardo Salazar, Alex Homer
Print ISBN: 9780735656093   Ebook ISBN: 9780735656192  
Pages: 336 (est.)
Print Price: $34.99   Ebook Price: $25.99

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