Monthly Archives: March 2010

No Zune connector on Windows Phones

I just received word back from Microsoft on my connector query. It turns out that Windows Phones will not use the Zune connector as some had hoped. Indeed, the otherwise rigid Windows Phone 7 Series hardware specification does not stipulate a … Continue reading

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Tip: Download Windows Phone session videos from MIX’10

In addition to the MWC keynote video I mentioned previously, you can also download some other useful Windows Phone 7 Series videos from the MIX’10 web site. These include, among other things, the day 1 keynote, Joe Belfiore’s “Changing our … Continue reading

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Tip: Download the MWC Windows Phone keynote video from Zune

Microsoft has begun posting its keynote address videos to a new blog via the Zune Marketplace called, appropriately enough, Microsoft Keynotes. Among these videos–which are in Zune HD-friendly SD quality–is the lengthy February 2010 Mobile World Congress (MWC) keynote address … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 Series Developer Training Kit

One thing I’m wondering about is whether I need to provide some basic information about Windows Phone development–perhaps just a chapter–in the book. Well, now Microsoft is offering an online course in Windows Phone 7 Series software development, complete with … Continue reading

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Basic, preliminary TOC

Anytime a new book comes around, the first thing I need to submit is a proposal, which gets written into a boilerplate document, provided by Wiley. Most of that is pretty obvious–why this book will be superior to the competition, … Continue reading

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Phone access assured

One of the most trying issues when writing about a product that hasn’t been released yet, of course, is gaining access to that product. In the case of hardware, it’s even worse, especially when it’s something as closely guarded as … Continue reading

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Welcome to Windows Phone Secrets

Hello, I’m Paul Thurrott, the news editor at Windows IT Pro and tech analyst for Penton Media. I created the SuperSite for Windows 12 years ago, have been writing the WinInfo news and information newsletter for 16 years, and co-host … Continue reading

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