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Christian Schormann

Monday, March 15, 2010

Introducing Expression Blend for Windows Phone

Windows Phone is an amazing platform to use and to design applications for. We are very proud to make a preview version of authoring for Windows Phone available with Expression Blend 4. Downloads will be available around 10:45am today at http://developer.windowsphone.com.

For those of you who have already been using Blend for designing applications for Silverlight or WPF, creating applications for Windows Phone will be a very familiar experience: Basically, authoring is almost entirely identical with the design experience for Silverlight. All your existing skills are still valid, and you can be immediately productive for the new Windows Phone platform.

For an overview of some of the news on Blend 4 in general, please see this post

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posted by cs at 09:41  

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mix Session: Windows Phone UI and Design Language

Michael Smuga, Albert Shum and Chad Roberts have a talk at Mix about Windows Phone UI and Design Language. The talk is in Mandalay Ballroom A from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

Like all mix videos, it will also be made available as online video at http://live.visitmix.com.

posted by cs at 23:48  

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Michael Klucher on XNA Game Studio for Windows Phone

Michael Klucher just posted about XNA Game Studio 4.0 for Windows Phone. It has its first outing at GDC in San Francisco this week.

For more on Windows Phone 7, here are a number of people from the Windows Phone 7 Series Dev Team on Twitter:

(@ckindel) (@shawnhargreaves) (@ozymandias) (@ai) (@lokeuei) (@mklucher) and  (@cschormann)

Looking forward to seeing you at Mix next week or online here, or at http://live.visitmix.com with lots of more info…

posted by cs at 09:33  

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Series Live QA tonight at 6pm PST

Tonight, there is a live QA session about Windows Phone 7 Series @wp7dev, on Twitter, 6pm

Update 3/5/2010: Find the timeline from yesterday’s session at http://twitter.com/wp7dev

posted by cs at 17:55  

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Series for Designers and Developers

Yes, I know, there have been sooooo many rumors everywhere. But this evening Charlie Kindel, evangelist-in-chief for all things Windows Phone 7 Series, shared a little more about the strategy of the new platform, just in time to set the stage for Mix…

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posted by cs at 17:52  

Friday, February 19, 2010

Luke Wroblewski on Windows Phone 7 Series UX

Yahoo’s Chief Design Architect, Luke Wroblewski, put together a blog post that comments on the use of animation in Windows Phone 7 Series, including an interesting sampler of video snippets illustrating his points. 

Read the article here

posted by cs at 17:20  

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Series: An Exciting Journey

This is an exciting time for designers of user experience. Our world is bursting from its seams, and I think we have an exciting journey ahead of us (see also this post):

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posted by cs at 01:16  

Monday, February 15, 2010

Announced: Windows Phone 7 Series

This morning, in a continent far away, Steve Ballmer announced Windows Phone 7 Series. I am very excited about the new phone.

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posted by cs at 10:19  
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