Nikita Polyakov

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Been waiting to get some Apps in the Marketplace? Had that developer account sitting with no apps? Here is some motivation - are you ready to Mango? Your Apportunity to Win! 1 app = 1 entry to win a Samsung Series 7 Slate! For every Windows Phone Mango App you submit you'll be entered for a chance to win 1 of 5 Samsung Series 7 Slates. 5 apps = 1 entry to win Free advertising for 1 app of your choice! For every 5 apps you submit you’ll also be entered for a chance to win free advertising on the Windows ......

USA: http://mango.microsoft.com/... World: http://mango.microsoft.com/... ......

I am happy to help announce the release and roll-out of Windows Phone 7.5 Starting today, updates to will be rolled-out in a phased approach by carriers across the world. WHERE IS MY UPDATE? See here: http://mango.microsoft.com/... Highlights: Yes, every original Windows Phone 7 will be getting an update. [Once the carrier has completed their testing.] Wi-Fi tethering up to 5 devices [*If supported by your carrier.] You will now be able to change your ......

Windows Phone 7 Sweepstakes end June 30th, 2011 [US based developers only] As the Microsoft fiscal year closes so are the number of contest and promotions. We’re in the final week for this amazing contest: URL: http://bit.ly/WP7DevOffer Code: GS2N6 Got 1 app in the Marketplace? Enter for a chance to win a Samsung Focus. Details & rules on the site. Very simple. This specific contest for Samsung Focus has been extended through July 31st 2011. Got 2 apps in the Marketplace? Get a refund on your ......

Today a new set of tools targeting the Windows Phone 7 “Mango” release is available. This toolset is being called Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 This by not means can be translated into the actual product name for the final release! The download is available at Create.MSDN.com [might take a few hours to appear on that site] Direct Download Link Documentation and What’s New is on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... Using these tools a developer can write WP7 application for 7.0 ......

I am very excited to help share this news with you today! I feel as excited today as I was when Windows Phone 7 developer story was revealed at MIX10 last year. I see so many more application scenarios with the new tools and features in Windows Phone 7. There has been a few announcements made at MIX11 – let me recap some of what I find important. There was not a disclosure or showing of any new end-user features. There is a commitment to delivering the next update later this year as a free updates ......

Are you looking for Unlocked Windows Phone 7? Are you being nagged by someone who is looking for one? Wondering where your update to Windows Phone 7 is finally coming? You are in luck, read on! As many of you are aware there is been a slight delay in the first minor update to Windows Phone 7… So I am going to use some strong language here, because it needs to be said. Why? Because we all want more customers acquiring more Windows Phone 7 devices and downloading many and many applications. Everyone ......

Long time no talk? So to make up for it, here is something very new – update to WP7 Dev Tools! The Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools January 2011 Update provides bits that you would install on TOP of the current WP7 Dev tools on your machine. If you are just installing the tools for the first time, this update replaces previously released October patch. In fact, it is no longer available as this January 2011 update replaces the patch entirely. What is in this update? TextBox support for Copy&Paste ......

Today was the day Microsoft finally took the full covers off Windows Phone 7. Many of the questions of what that means to you, and the general public have been finally answered. So let’s jump in to the overview. General Availability: – October 21st in Europe and Asia - November 8th in United States Full details can be found here. Phones and manufacturers: HTC, Samsung, LG and Dell are among the first few to gain commitments from the careers and get a launch dates. 5 Phones have been announced for ......

As you might or know – Windows Phone 7 launch of final developer tools is coming very soon and Marketplace is opening it’s doors for submissions of WP7 apps & games in early October. I urge you to get up to date on this communication – ‘A Developer’s Roadmap to Windows Phone 7 Launch Timing’. I recently presented a session at spectacular Jacksonville Code Camp on 8/28/2010 in a wonderfully put together full-day track on Windows Phone 7. If you missed my presentation - here is a link to a video ......

Finally! Read about it: http://windowsteamblog.com/... “ First things first: go get the Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta. It has arrived! The term “Beta” is understood to mean that things are close to being finished. Well, that’s what we mean anyway. This Beta release represents the near final version of the tools for building applications and games for Windows Phone 7. Since the initial CTP release of the tools ......

I’ve gotten a chance to present at MSDN Event in Tampa, FL on 6/30 a session called “Windows Phone 7 Development Overview.” As promised - here are the contents of the resources slides. Resource slide: http://developer.windowspho... http://windowsteamblog.com/... http://channel9.msdn.com/le... http://blogs.msdn.com/ckindel http://blogs.msdn.com/ptorr @wp7dev http://delicious.com/chrisk... http://www.reddit.com/r/wp7... Call to Action slide: Watch the ‘Windows ......

I’ve been doing a series of talks across Florida regarding Windows Phone 7 Design using Microsoft Expression Blend 4. I discuss the WP7 phone and application experience; show how to use Expression Blend toolset to effectively design such apps. Next presentation is on 5/5/2010 at 6:30PM EST will be a webcast format over LiveMeeting at Ft. Lauderdale Online group. Registration and the LiveMeeting link are both here: http://www.fladotnet.com/Re... [I will post a link if it’s recorded] ......

Ok, the title is misleading – I’ll admit it, but there is a way to store your data in Windows Phone 7 Series. Windows Phone 7 Silverlight solutions have what is called Isolated Storage. [XNA has content storage as well] At this time there is no port of SQL Compact engine for Silverlight Isolated Storage. There is no wind of such intention. [That was a question way before WP7 was even rumored to have Silverlight.] There a few options: 1. Microsoft recommends you “simply” use client-server or cloud ......

Hope everyone enjoyed some time off in the last month or two. I sure did! In the last post - Windows Mobile Train Race 2009 – Seattle to Los Angeles - you simply read and saw photos of the event. Now the video series for the contest is now available! To view the videos check out the Windows Mobile Train Race playlist. You get to see what the even is about, who participated, who judged, and what where the projects that were built in less than 36 hours on a bumpy train ride with no desks or silence! ......

Thank you to all that came out on Dec 5th to the first Windows Phone Camp 2009 at the Tampa, FL Microsoft office. [See similar events in your area here] It was exciting to see so many participants made it to the event. By filling out the eval forms everyone helped prove that there is an need for more Mobile events in the area. It was interesting to see the crowd almost double later in the day once the beginner sessions passed. Here are few more pictures, compare top one to the bottom two: A huge ......

Ryan Parsley interviews me on in a podcast about everything Windows Mobile/Windows Phone. Check out the podcast here: http://cloudplumbing.com/ep... Running time is about an hour and the content goes from entire history of Windows Mobile to what’s coming up in 2010. Let me know what you think, and be sure to check out the www.WindowsPhoneCamp.com if you enjoyed the podcast ......

This past weekend traveled 1,377 mi (2,216 km) from Seattle to LA on a Coast Starlight Amtrak train. What an experience! Doing what you ask? Writing Green/Eco-friendly Mobile Applications on Windows Phone platform for Windows Phone. The even is called Windows Mobile Train Race, sponsored by Microsoft and AT&T Developer program. Kevin Wolf and I teamed up right away to write a Share-A-Ride application, and we feature completed v1.0 on the train! Kevin did the lion’s share of the work providing ......

I’m very excited to see some progress and buzz at Tampa Code Camp since we announced. We are still accepting speaker submissions and we are working having more sessions now. Continue spreading the word in person, online and even in general public too! We can still use your help to reach out to your fellow geeks and let them know about Windows Phone Camp, you never know who is not admitting to be a fan. Don’t believe the hype? At the very least come out and learn about what’s new for yourself. We ......

It’s official - Windows Phone Camp is happening in Tampa, FL on December 5th 2009 !!! The event will be similar to a CodeCamp, not BarCamp style event. There will be a schedule with tracks, topics and speakers. Also with enough interest – even OpenSpace/Collaboration area and a Consumer track were attendees can learn and see changes in Windows Phone 6.5 that improve the phone experience. Being the first Windows Phone/Mobile focused event in the area we need your help: 1. Please RSVP so we can place ......

Saturday November 7th, 2009, I will be presenting at Tampa Code Camp 2009. This Code Camp is second behind infamous South Florida Code Camp in number of attendees…close to 500 planning to attend. So be sure to register to get your spot and in-person must be present to win raffle prize opportunity: http://www.tampacodecamp.com/ Hope to see you there. Be sure to ask to see my Windows Phone. Here are the abstracts on the sessions I will be presenting: Windows Phone Widgets Intro on how to build Windows ......

Continuing to share some helpful mobile development tools I find. In this post, Widgets. [If you attended one of my community talks, this is the blog post I mentioned.] The best resource for the Widget's details is the blog and MSDN page. That is what I used to prepare for my presentation and write a few widgets. The Widgets are incredibly simple. I was suprised once I read up on everything I can find. That is it. It’s all there is. Incredibly simple in v1 of Widgets for Windows Phone OS. 1. Setting ......

Here are some useful links to things I recently found: Single most important file in the Windows Mobile 6.5 Widget – The Manifest file, great article: http://windowsteamblog.com/... Control Toolkit of Interest to iPhone developers looking to port their apps to Windows Mobile Marketplace: http://fluid.codeplex.com/ Speaking of iPhone ports, here is a great article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... Another interesting ......

[ From the official blog post: The Race to Market from the Windows Mobile team. ] On July 27th, 2009 - a historic moment for all Windows Mobile developers: Windows Marketplace for Mobile is accepting application submissions from all 29 supported countries. Registered developers and ISVs can now upload their application, game or widget to the Windows Marketplace platform and we’ll begin certifying those apps according to the process, policies and guidelines we’ve published. We certify apps on a First ......

Breaking news! In a recent blog post: Get Ready; Windows Marketplace for Mobile Offers Millions of Potential New Customers Windows Mobile Marketplace is confirmed to be released for Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1 OS by the end of 2009. The Windows Mobile 6.5 version will of course still ship as part of the OS in fall. [*see footnote] Here are the major details, as listed in the blog To recap the Windows Marketplace for Mobile announcements at Worldwide Partner Conference: 1. Application Submission Opens ......