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What Developers Should Know About Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch

From an application perspective, LightSwitch is aimed at minimally complex applications with straightforward requirements. In many situations the basic need is to grab some data and throw it up on the screen. You might call LightSwitch the ad hoc developer's tool, although that's probably not what Microsoft had in mind.

Video: Windows Phone 7 and XNA Game Development 101

Watch this short screencast to learn the tools needed for XNA application development for the new Windows Phone 7 platform. You will also learn how XNA games are organized at the highest level, and see how you can test your games within the phone emulator, part of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone 7.

Visual Basic Tools for Windows Phone 7 Developers

The new Windows Phone 7 platform isn't restricted to only C# programming. Microsoft recently released development tools targeting Visual Basic developers. This article discusses how to get the tools and walks through a simple Visual Basic Silverlight project for the Windows Phone 7 platform.

Working with Bing Maps in Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Applications

Location based services and interactive maps are fast becoming a commodity. As an application developer, you need to learn how to easily bring maps and location based features into your own applications. In this article, you will learn how to integrate Microsoft's Bing Maps into your own Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 applications.

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Accessing Twitter with C#

Explore the basics of accessing a Twitter account and look at the ways we can search and interact with the data available to you.

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