Monthly Archives: August 2010

App Categories on the Windows Phone Marketplace

Microsoft has finalized the list of categories of apps it will offer on its Windows Phone Marketplace: App categories are our way of organizing applications so that users can more easily find what they are looking for. For Windows Phone … Continue reading

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Book cover, first pass

Wiley sent me a first pass at the book’s cover design today. I had a surprising number of corrections, and they actually want my real signature for the cover too, presumably for easier identity theft purposes. :) They’ll send a … Continue reading

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PDF review of Windows Phone Secrets

Since this is an excellent preview of what the final book is going to look like, I thought you might be interested in seeing what the some PDF review pages look like. The template for the Secrets series changed this … Continue reading

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Front Matter and Introduction complete

Today, I completed the two final bits of actual writing on Windows Phone Secrets, the Front Matter (FM) and the Introduction. Both contain boilerplate text provided by the publishing company that must appear in the beginning of a book. The … Continue reading

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Author Review complete

Well, it took a few days longer than I’d have liked, but the Author Review (AR) for Windows Phone Secrets is complete. I still have to finish up the front matter/introduction, and then review final page PDFs. I’ll describe those … Continue reading

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Final release of Windows Phone developer tools: September 16

Microsoft informed me today that the final release of the Windows Phone 7 developer tools will be made available on September 16, 2010. The bolded bits below are from me, as there are some significant bits of info in this: … Continue reading

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Author Review

I’ve been a bit distracted by the whole vacation thing, but I’ve actually been working on the book as well, and as the days tick by, we’re getting closer and closer to the end of the process. (The final deadline … Continue reading

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