Calling All Phone Developers: Free Training on Windows Phone 7

Today the Windows Phone team announced the availability of the Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta. I wanted to highlight a portion of the announcement that I’ve been working on personally. Microsoft really wants to show you (Mr. Phone App Developer) why Windows Phone 7 is the hotness. So that’s why we’ve put together the following free training (see below).

I’m very excited about this; it’s one of the coolest things I’ve been involved in at Microsoft! If you have any questions or want more details, leave me a comment.

Get Trained for FREE – Windows Phone 7 Jump Start

Windows Phone 7 JumpStart is a FREE virtual live class for developers interested in developing applications and games for Windows Phone 7. The course is organized into four virtual instructor-led sessions that are of 3-hour duration. They will be presented by forthcoming MS Press authors and MVP’s, Andy Wigley and Rob Miles. It will provide developers a jump start for developing Windows Phone 7 applications. The labs will be completed offline with office hours access to the instructors.

The dates for these course sessions are:

  • July 20 – 8am (PST): Session One: Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Phone and Silverlight
  • July 20 – 1pm (PST): Session Two: Programming Game Applications with XNA
  • July 22 – 8am (PST): Session Three:  Programming Applications with Silverlight
  • July 22 – 1pm (PST): Session Four:  Review and Wrap Up

Space is limited, so go register for the course now!

*Update* Electronista has a good (and concise) take on the latest news while Nick Eaton points out that Windows Phone 7 devices will be available on all four major U.S. wireless carriers later this year.