Windows Phone 7 not backwards compatible afterall

The Dutch comment was translated to read "there is no reason why programs written for Windows Mobile 6 cannot run on the new version of the OS", from which many a reader thought that a simple recompile would be all that was needed

However, the new platform will be Silverlight and .NET based, and developers who don't have a personal relationship with Microsoft are urged to walk away from their old C++ legacy code and get down to some serious .NET learning, or start getting used to Silverlight

Confusion over a Dutch translation has prompted Microsoft to confirm that its new mobile platform is is indeed not backwards compatible

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