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#TuesdayTrivia: Spotlight on WP7 (Win a copy of Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development)

Posted May 2, 2012

Topics: Programming, Windows Programming

These days, what CAN'T a smartphone do? Microsoft is putting their own spin on things to help you experience "life in motion" when using your device. Instead of containing static application icons, the re-imagined Start screen features live Tiles showing real-time content updates.

Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development in 24 Hours"From an application-development perspective, Microsoft is leveraging the existing .NET developer base, potentially turning any C# or VB developer who understands Silverlight or the XNA Framework into a mobile application developer,” says the Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development in 24 Hours author team of Scott Dorman, Kevin Wolf, Nikita Polyakov, and Joe Healy. Download and install a single free package from Microsoft that includes all of the tools you need to start building applications for Windows Phone – with the primary development tool being Visual Studio 2010.

That leads us to today’s trivia question (fill in the blank)…

Windows Phone features a new user interface, based upon Microsoft's Windows Phone design system, codenamed _____. 

Answer correctly in the comments section below and three randomly selected winners will receive:

(1) eBook copy of Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development in 24 Hours

Rules: Answer question by leaving a comment below (one per person, all duplicates will be discarded) by 12:01 am EST on May 5, 2012. Three winners will be randomly selected from all correct answers and notified by a comment from the InformIT team on their post.

Want to learn more?

> DOWNLOAD: Choosing an Application Framework (PDF Sample Chapter)

> VISIT: Windows Phone 7 Development Resource Center


Tell your friends! We'll be announcing future #TuesdayTrivia questions via @informit on Twitter. Stay tuned for more great prizes.

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