Windows Phone 7 Development Jump-Start Events

Date : May 6, 2010

As part of our efforts to help developers get started with building their applications and games on the Windows Phone 7 platform we’re planning a couple of events in Redmond (May 18-19) and Silicon Valley (May 25-26).  If you’re interested, be sure to register using the links below.


Get a jump-start on building apps for Windows Phone 7 with this 2 day hands-on training event. You’ll learn how to build Silverlight or XNA applications that take advantage of the many Windows Phone 7 platform features.

We’ll introduce all the basic topics required to get started building Silverlight applications or XNA games. We’ll cover the Windows Phone 7 platform, the frameworks and both designer and developer tooling. We’ll also cover the process for publishing your application or game to the Marketplace. Topics covered will be reinforced with hands-on-labs where attendees practice on their own laptops.

This event will take a basic approach so, while it may be helpful to know Visual Studio etc, that will not be a prerequisite. Developers new to the platform are welcome (encouraged, even!) to attend.


Attendee Prerequisites:


Attendees are expected to bring their own laptops to follow along and to participate in the Hand-On Labs.

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 or Windows Vista
    • Windows® Vista® (x86 and x64) ENU with Service Pack 2 – all editions except Starter Edition
    • Windows 7 (x86 and x64) ENU – all editions except Starter Edition
  • Installation requires 3 GB of free disk space on the system drive.
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • DirectX 10 capable graphics card with a WDDM 1.1 driver

Technical Prerequisites: To save time, be sure to have the following installed on your laptop before arriving for the event:

Knowledge of a development language such as C#, C/C++, Java, or JavaScript is expected.

Knowledge and experience with previous versions of Visual Studio, C#, Silverlight and XNA is useful but not required.

Agenda Topics


The following topics will be covered at the event:

  • Windows Phone 7 introduction & design philosophy
  • Lap Around Windows Phone 7 platform
  • Lap Around the Developer and Designer tools
  • Introduction to Silverlight
  • Building Silverlight Applications for Windows Phone 7
  • Hardware Access (camera, accelerometer, touch, etc.)
  • Push notifications
  • Marketplace
  • Introduction to XNA
  • XNA and Windows Phone 7
  • Performance tips


This event is free of charge. However, attendees are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel and accommodation. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided for session days.


Redmond: Numerous hotels are available close to the Platform Adoption Center. For your convenience we’ve provided a hotel map of the area as well as a more comprehensive list of Redmond-area hotels.

Silicon Valley: The Silicon Valley event will be held at the Hilton Santa Clara hotel.


Register Information

Register Today:

Please register here!

Silicon Valley:
Please register here!

Date and Time

Redmond: May 18-19
Silicon Valley: May 25-26



Microsoft Campus
Platform Adoption Center
Building 20
Redmond, WA
Platform Adoption Center


Silicon Valley:

Hilton – Santa Clara
4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054


Level: 300-400


Language: English

Audience: Mobile Application and Game developers


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