If you’re a developer who has experience with .NET,
Silverlight or XNA, you already have the core skills necessary to start writing
a Windows Phone 7 application or game.
We’ve been working hard to get resources and information out
to developers so they can be successful writing applications from day one.
Since the Windows Phone 7 application platform is Silverlight-based, most
articles or information about writing a great Silverlight application is also
relevant to the phone. The same is true for XNA articles and information
for building games.
Below are some Windows Phone 7 specific links to help get
Building a Twitter client for Windows Phone 7 – An
introductory tutorial I wrote a few months ago
Jump Start Training – 12 free Windows Phone 7 JumpStart
Training Videos on Channel9
Windows Phone Development documentation on MSDN – Windows
Phone 7 documentation home
Programming Guide for Windows Phone 7 – Windows Phone 7
Windows Phone 7 Forum – Windows Phone 7 Help Forum
Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 Forum – Help Forum on using
Silverlight for Windows Phone 7
Optimizing Silverlight Applications for Windows Phone 7 –
Great whitepaper written by the Silverlight team, with examples, detailing how
to make your application perform fast and smooth.
Windows Phone 7 UI Guidelines and Templates – Good
whitepaper and UI resources
You can learn more about today’s release from the Windows Phone 7 Blog as well as from this Channel9 video that includes an interview from me.