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Windows Phone 7 Session Line-Up for Tech-Ed 2010

Tech-Ed 2010 in New Orleans

Tech-Ed 2010 in New Orleans is just around the corner. While there are certainly a lot of really high quality sessions available there, of biggest interest to me are the Windows Phone 7 sessions. The following is a list of the sessions as they appeared on the Tech-Ed site this morning:

  • TLC-92 | Windows Phone 7: Coding4Fun:
  • TLC-93 | Windows Phone 7: Productivity and Collaboration
  • TLC-94 | Windows Phone 7: Development Tools
  • TLC-95 | Windows Phone 7: A Different Kind of Phone
  • TLC-96 | Windows Phone Device Bar
  • WPH01-HOL | Hello Windows Phone
  • WPH01-INT | Prepare for Windows Phone 7 Development! Coding practices you should start using now in Windows Mobile.
  • WPH02-HOL | Building Your First Windows Phone Application
  • WPH03-HOL | Microsoft Silverlight for Windows Phone
  • WPH03-INT | Windows Phone 7 Demo Only!
  • WPH04-HOL | Microsoft XNA Framework 4.0 for Windows Phones
  • WPH04-INT | Windows Phone 7 Performance
  • WPH06-HOL | Using Push Notifications and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Services
  • WPH06-INT | Microsoft’s Next Generation Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP)
  • WPH201 | Windows Phone 7: A New Kind of Phone
  • WPH202 | Deploying Windows Phone 7 with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • WPH203 | Overview of the Windows Phone 7 Application Platform
  • WPH301 | Windows Phone 7: Deploy Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway for Access Control to SharePoint, Exchange, and More
  • WPH303 | Understanding the Windows Phone 7 Development Tools
  • WPH304 | An In-Depth View of Building Applications for Windows Phone 7 with Microsoft Silverlight (Part 1)
  • WPH305 | An In-Depth View of Building Applications for Windows Phone 7 with Microsoft Silverlight (Part 2)
  • WPH306 | Developing Occasionally Connected Applications for Windows Phone 7
  • WPH307 | Building Windows Phone Games with Microsoft XNA Game Studio
  • WPH308 | Building a High Performance 3D Game for Windows Phone
  • WPH309 | Microsoft Silverlight Performance on Windows Phone
  • WPH310 | Designing and Developing for the Rich Mobile Web
  • WPH311 | Developing Mobile Code Today that will run on Windows Phone 7 Tomorrow
  • WPH312 | Understanding Marketplace and Making Money with Windows Phone 7 Applications
  • WPH313 | Windows Phone 7 Architecture Deep Dive
  • WPH314 | Coding4Fun: Learn Windows Phone 7 Development by Creating a Robotic T-Shirt Cannon

I've bolded and italicised the sessions that I think are crucial for new Windows Phone 7 developers. Don't get me wrong - all of these sessions are valuable and the XNA sessions are of particular value to people currently building games using the XNA framework. My point is that for the vast majority of developers flocking to this new platform, these are the sessions that I think will be the most important. Developers need to understand how Silverlight works, how Silverlight functions on WP7 devices (including similarities as well as portions of Silverlight that do NOT exist on mobile devices). Also, knowing how to code applications so that they perform well is absolutely critical for mobile device development.

More than any other target platform, knowing how to make the most efficient use of resources and how to build things that respond as fast as possible to user needs and don't suck battery power will make you more effective at building WP7 apps and, ultimately, make you more money selling your app in the Marketplace.

We saw a lot of this at MIX, but I'm hoping that at Tech-Ed we'll get a new Beta release of the SDK and tools and get more definition and clarity around the exact set of features and functionality planned for 1.0 as well as the release immediately following that. Developers need to know what they can do now, and what they can start planning for next year.

Either way, if you're attending Tech-Ed or not, there will undoubtedly be a flood of valuable information coming out of that conference and I for one can't wait to get even further into WP7 development.

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