Watching online the Mix 10 Keynote from Scott Guthrie. Here we go, the key take aways listed below.
- Windows Phone 7 Silverlight runtime is almost identical to the existing Silverlight runtime (well, almost – SL For WM7 still miss things like DLR) .
- Supports media experiences
- Supports deep zoom
- WP7 initially will run a superset of Silverlight 3 with phone-specific extensions like accelerometer.
- Scott Gu mentioned that Silverlight penetration now at 60% (was 45% during PDC, this is news for me)
- Windows Phone 7 supports 'traditional' development platforms - Visual Studio 2010, Blend.
- Windows Phone 7 has got multi touch features, Emulator can be used for testing using Windows 7 multi touch capabilities
- Windows Phone 7 Development tools are Free (Did I hear that right?, yes see the link below)
- Visual Studio 2010 for Windows Phone
- XNA Dev Platform For Windows Phone
- Expression Blend 4.0 For Windows Phone
- Windows Phone 7 has support for Accelerometer, Positioning.
- Awesome demos – Netflix client, Foursquare (Location awareness), Streaming, Cloud integration for Music Lookup, Seesmic for Mac via Silverlight
- Silverlight 4.0 RC is announced
- ‘Same’ XNA platform, tools and skillset - for XBox, Windows Phone 7 and Desktop
- Target market for Windows Phone 7: 38yo, 76% employed and 73% partnered
- Download Windows Phone 7 Developer tools – Click Here
- Windows Phone 7 Series Developer Training Kit now available on Channel 9 – Click Here
- A guide to what has changed in the Silverlight 4 RC – Click Here
- Check out the Silverlight customer highlight video – Click Here
- MSDN Link - Read up on developing for Windows Phone in MSDN Click Here
- ‘Right Mix’ – A nice post from Windows Mobile team – Click Here
- Posts on Blend 4 Here and Blend 4 for Windows Phone – Here