I saw the title "back it on up" and I thought sweet I have been wondering how to backup of my WP7 on demand however I was sadly mistaken to find the topic was about using the hardware back button – sad.
I was looking for something geared toward the phone design/layout/transition/navigation aspect more like a getting started with Expression Blend for WinPhone7. I watched a few of the videos at https://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/cc197141.aspx and they are alright but the only item on Phone7 is a “read all about it” which talks about the Icons. The Windows Phone 7 Development for Absolute Beginners is really what I was looking for/wanting for Expression Blend. Is there a better place that you know of?
Bob did a great job, maybe someone can take the finished application (from day 4) and customize it with Expression Blend and make some nice design/transition to show how to extend the basic framework into a finished fully feature application. This could show how the designer & developer integration works and how the whole process can be completed with both VS and EB – just an idea.