Windows Phone 7 Back Into the Game

September 27, 2010 — Leave a comment

MO10_MIW_130x260-altA couple of weeks back (Sept 16 2010) I presented a two part session on developing for Windows Phone 7 using Silverlight at FITC Mobile 2010.  The session went very well and was extremely well received.  Here is a picture snapped up by Joey DeVilla

View of Mark Arteaga's presentation from the front of the room

Windows Mobile has always been the odd platform at FITC but it’s always great to present to a non-Microsoft centric crowd and get honest ‘raw’ feedback.  Previous years it has been a challenge to convince people to adopt Windows Mobile as previously Windows Mobile did not have a great consumer story.

This year, that has changed!  There was lot’s of excitement on Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft had a presence at the conference with a booth showing off WP7 and the developer tools that are available.  Today I got my feedback from the attendees and the best one

“It’s exciting to see MS get back into the game!”

And remember this is from a non-Microsoft centric crowd and the typical crowd was iPhone, Android, iPad and Blackberry developers.  So to get a comment like that the Windows Phone team should be proud of what they are delivering and I’m proud to be a part of the ‘game’ and helping customers get onto the Windows Phone 7 platform!

Here are the rest of the raw comments (including bad)

Building Applications for Windows Phone 7 using Microsoft Silverlight (Part 1)

Was the speaker knowledgeable on the topic presented? = 8.95
Did the session meet your expectations? = 9.15
Did the speaker present the material in a clear and well-organized way? = 8.90
Please rate the overall effectiveness of the speaker. = 8.60
This session will affect the way I work: = 7.50
Over all average = 8.62

Its exciting to see MS get back back into the game
Sound Presentation! Will Look into intergrating WP7 into workflow
I enjoyed getting to see the variety of features the windows phones to have
Good amount of info

 

Building Applications for Windows Phone 7 using Microsoft Silverlight (Part 2)

Was the speaker knowledgeable on the topic presented? = 8.88
Did the session meet your expectations? = 8.75
Did the speaker present the material in a clear and well-organized way? = 8.25
Please rate the overall effectiveness of the speaker. = 8.31
This session will affect the way I work: = 7.06
Over all average = 8.25

Visual Studio is frustratingly convoluted.
Enjoyed looking at the phone development in more depth than Part 1. Very interesting presentation.
thanks
Nice! Thanks! Brian
Lovve the tool sets for silverlight

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