Monthly Archives: November 2012

Upcoming Windows Phone 8 DevCamps


With Windows Phone 8 SDK being released around two weeks ago, we are getting a lot of people wondering when we are going to run a Windows Phone 8 DevCamp to get you up to speed on the new dev features.

Wonder no more! The first Windows Phone 8 DevCamps will be help in London on Friday 14th December and Saturday 15th December. Booking details here:

14th December, Modern Jago
Event ID: 1032536241


Phone: 0870 166 6670 ref – 6241

15th December, Modern Jago
Event ID: 1032536242


Phone: 0870 166 6670 ref – 6242

The Windows Phone 8 Camps have been designed to show you how to build a Windows Phone 8 app. You can tailor the day to make it as personally productive and rewarding as possible. You can work on your own projects with assistance from Windows Phone 8 experts, network with others and also have the option of attending short tutorial sessions on Windows Phone 8 related topics.

The Windows Phone 8 Camps will cover an introductory overview session as well as a range of short tutorial sessions. Short tutorial sessions will include topics such as the Windows Phone 8 application lifecycle, new Windows Phone 8 controls such as the LongListPicker, a high level view of the platform – i.e. how .NET and the Windows Phone Runtime APIs work together and the choice around implementation technology, new Windows Phone 8 features such as the Speech API, app to app communication with file and protocol associations, lock screen notifications and in-app purchase, how to make the most of the new Tile templates, and how to make best use of the tooling – the role of Visual Studio and Expression Blend. We’ll also cover how to share code between a Windows Phone 8 app and a Windows 8 app.

In addition, you will learn how you can publish your Windows Phone 8 app into the Windows Phone Store.

The Windows Phone 8 Camp will kick off at 9am and officially finish at 6pm or 9pm for the hardcore attendees.

Welcome to my new blog!

Andy WigleyHi, and welcome to the new home of my blog.

I started working for Microsoft as a technical evangelist a few weeks ago. In this blog, I will write on topics that will mostly be tips and techniques to help developers build apps for Windows Phone devices and tablets, slates and other mobile computers running Windows. Two weeks ago, we launched Windows 8 and last week we launched the Windows Phone 8 SDK – what an exciting time to be joining Microsoft!

Before this, I was a proud partner of APPA Mundi, the UK-based mobile consultancy and training company. They are still one of the best companies you can go to if you want to talk to some of the smartest mobile application developers on the planet. My old blog is still where I left it at and there’s some good stuff on there. I may duplicate some of the most popular posts on here, but please go take a look at that blog as well for posts on .NET development on Windows Phone , Windows Embedded and Windows Mobile.

So, on with the show…