Hey everyone! I'm happy to announce that Telerik is going to be hosting a 100% free, 100% awesome webinar series on some hot Windows Phone 7 development topics. We've got Telerik Developer Evangelists, Microsoft MVPs, and up-and-coming community influencers (one of which happens to be from the Telerik Insiders), all presenting webinars for you to get up to speed with the platform and the latest and greatest programming techniques out there, all from the comfort of your desk.
Starting Wednesday, May 18th at 11am, tune in every Wednesday for four weeks to take in these great presentations. Happen to attend? You can win Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone 7 licenses at every event, plus everyone who attends is in the running for a secret prize at the end of the series. I'm not telling what it is quite yet - but I'll let you know in a few weeks.
Our presenters and presentations will be:
Crash Course in Windows Azure with Windows Phone 7
with Evan Hutnick on May 18th at 11am EST
In this webinar, Telerik Developer Evangelist Evan Hutnick will bring you on a quick tour through the Windows Azure platform and how you can start utilizing it when building your Windows Phone 7 applications. This will involve a high-level overview of the Azure platform and why Azure makes sense for the Windows Phone platform. Then we will do a quick walk through creating a sample SQL Azure database, a service we can call to the database with, and how to incorporate that data within your Windows Phone applications utilizing the Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone 7.
Becoming an Rx Pusher on your Windows Phone
with Jim Wooley on May 25th at 11am EST
The Reactive Extensions are a set of libraries that shipped on the Windows Phone and allow you to compose asynchronous operations over observable collections. Learn how to use this amazing framework for turning pull-oriented apps into push-oriented apps. Find out why it is a mind-bending technology and how it improves your ability to make async calls on the Windows Phone 7 platform.
Push Notifications and Tiles for Windows Phone
with Joe McBride on June 1st at 11am EST
Windows Phone has provided a refreshing new interface in its use of Live Tiles. In this webinar we’ll demonstrate how to use push notifications to update Tiles, provide Toast notifications, and raw data notifications. We’ll take a look under the covers on how this done today, and what’s coming in the Mango update for Windows Phone.
Windows Phone 7 and Caliburn.Micro
with Bill Moore on June 8th at 11am EST
In this webinar, Bill Moore will cover the basics of MVVM and why the Caliburn.Micro framework makes sense in your Windows Phone 7 development. Learn how to set up a Windows Phone 7 project to utilize the Caliburn.Micro framework as well as how you can utilize Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone 7 within that application, complete with a sample walk-through that puts everything we have learned in action.
If you can't attend in person, these will all be recorded and available on Telerik TV after the initial presentations, so you can always catch up later on all these great topics.
Hope to see you there!
Evan Hutnick works as a Developer Evangelist for Telerik specializing in Silverlight and WPF in addition to being a Microsoft MVP for Silverlight. After years as a development enthusiast in .Net technologies, he has been able to excel in XAML development helping to provide samples and expertise in these cutting edge technologies. You can find him on Twitter @EvanHutnick.