Series Introduction - Day 1 - Part 1

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This video provides a quick introduction to what you can expect from this video series, explaining the rationale for the organization of information presented, how to get the most out of the videos, and an overview of the project.  The videos are done in c# but we do have all the source code examples in both c# and VB.Net.

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    MontanaIrish

    If I subscribe to this series, I only get the most recent 25 episodes, so I don't get the intro videos.  Any ideas why?  Looks like there are 63 total, but only 25 show when I subscribe to the RSS feed.

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    Clint

    @MontanaIrish: I'm betting this is due to the order is flipped.  We'll be correcting that shortly.  I'll raise the RSS issue but I believe that is due to how I released the series, all in one big burst.

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    natelawrence

    I was a little surprised to not find this series listed under the 'Learn' section. What's the thinking there?

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    Loyola IT

    Is there a way of downloading the series in order so I can place it on the school file server?  As they are they do not seem to be in any kind of order.  I want to teach Win 7 Phone programming as the core of my Programming 4 course next semester and these sure would make life simple.

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    dm3281

    Yeah, not being in order is kind of rediculous -- at least include the step# on within the title!
    Otherwise, great job!
     

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    dm3281

    I listed all the videos in the correct order (I believe) here for a quick-and-dirty list.
    http://myblog4fun.com/archive/2010/11/15/windows-phone-7-development-for-absolute-beginners.aspx
     
     
     

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    Garth

    Perfect!

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    chen

    nice

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    Clint

    @Loyola IT: the videos are actually posted in order if you start here.  There will be fix shortly so the series' home page properly reflects the correct order as well.  Please email me, clint.rutkas@microsoft.com as I may be able to provide additional help

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    Clint

    @dm3281: something I want to do but something needs to be fixed before I can actually do just that.

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    blake tallos

    I think these video series would be more beneficial, if there were texts documents or a PDF that provides information to the user, instead of relying on videos. I'm really mad, I thought these tutorials seemed interesting, but I'm able to veiw the videos on my blackberry. Ugh! :( :(

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    dootzky

    lol, I need SILVERLIGHT to watch this?! LAWL!!!
    seriously dude?!?!??? 
    I'm a developer on Linux, for years now, and I just wanted to get a sneak peak of your presentation, and you're telling me I need SILVERLIGHT?!!?!
    LOOOOOOLZSSSSS
    never gonna happen.
    kthxbye 

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    Ben B

    Hi Clint thanks for this great series!  I've had no trouble viewing the vids and It seems normal to me that a tutorial which includes silverlight, requires silverlight to view :-)

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    Clint

    @dootzky: @Ben B: if you download the videos (right next to the video) you don't need silverlight then.  You only need silverlight to view the videos in the browser.

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    Clint

    @blake tallos: most videos here are under 5 minutes in length.  This series was designed for someone that is new to developing software.

    MSDN does have WP7 content that are written tutorials but are targeted at more advanced users and topics.  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/wp7trainingcourse.aspx

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    Rachida Dukes

    The order of these videos are so bad.......

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    Clint

    @Rachida Dukes: I just appended on day / part to each part.  Do you have a better suggestion on ordering?  Helpful suggestions are always welcome.

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    VenturaVan

    The RSS feeds are still messed up. All 63 should appear but they don't. May I suggest you scrap the entire feed and remake it and put the lessons on a new feed in the correct order. Maybe there is an easiler way...Not sure..My Zune only sees the last 20 or so.

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    matt​Stroshane

    Could these be made available in the Zune Marketplace as a Podcast? That seems to be the easiest way for me to subscribe to these videos. Are there any other tricks to getting them automatically downloaded to my Zune? Thanks!

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    rolf siebelink

    Are you guys aware that your Silverlight video's always crash at least in my in Firefox 3.6 browser the moment you want to watch them fullscreen? The Firefox browser totally freezes up when the Silverlight warning message pops up. 

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    dwrogers

    Very nice series! I'm about 2/3 of the way through and thoroughly enjoying it. Well Done!

    David

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    Clint

    @dwrogers: awesome!

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    Clint

    @rolf siebelink:  I built in a workaround in the player to prevent the crash issue on FF 3.6.  The update will happen on the next update to ch9. 

    Work around would be to open up IE and accept the full screen pinning permission on Channel9.  If you do that, you won't hit this issue.

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    edrandom

    Wish me luck! My grandkid jus ruined my keyboard Smiley I know all abou diry hands...

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    spier

    I think these are great videos and Bob does a great job walking you through the material! Thanks Big Smile

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    Emanuel

    Excelente videos, de casualidad no existen videos en español,? Muchas gracias saludos

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    RaymondTang

    good effort~~~

    Thank you very much~~~

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    Rune Hansen

    HOW CAN WINDOWS PHONE 7 INTERACT WITH AN ASP.NET MVC WEBSITE?
    Hi I would really like to know how I can make Windows Phone 7 play with an ASP.NET MVC website. I would suggest that some MS person or a geek would give us some examples of how to write an WP7 application or WP7 web client that interact with an ASP.NET MVC website.
    Could you write some WP7 stuff that plays with these popular and well known ASP.NET MVC tutorial websites (Nerddinner and TheBeerHouse):
    http://www.nerddinner.com/Home/About
    http://thebeerhouse.codeplex.com/releases/view/27519
    I have found a link for a guy who has already started this work:
    http://amazedsaint.blogspot.com/2010/04/bing-maps-odata-windows-phone-7-nerd.html
    I am very interested if anybody has further references about these matters: How WP7 can interact with an ASP.NET MVC website, so please let us know if you know anything!
    Thank you!

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    Richard I

    Hi,
    I am unable watch the video's. An error message "Media Failure. Try reloading the page or visit the main site for assistance". Is this a problem my end? Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks, Richard

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    Clint

    @Richard I: I just tried and it loaded.  Could you retry?

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    Clint

    @Rune Hansen: email me and i provide some guideness.  clint.rutkas@microsoft.com

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    Jophus

    I have Visual Studio 2010 Premium. Do I need specifically Express for phone?
    Thanks.

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    Rune Hansen

    @Jophus
    You can download the free tools for Windows Phone 7 development, they will automatically integrate with your Visual Studio 2010.
    http://create.msdn.com/en-us/home/getting_started
     

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    Ioannidis Theofilos

    Thank you a lot!

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    weizhile

    I need do something for this.

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    sbonkov

    [quote]
    Nov 29, 2010 at 3:41 PM
    Hi, I am unable watch the video's. An error message "Media Failure. Try reloading the page or visit the main site for assistance". Is this a problem my end? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Richard
    [/quote]
    Me to.

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    MsGuyz

    good

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    Clint

    @sbonkov: if your firewall blocks you from downloading videos, chances are it is blocking you from viewing.  sorry, not much we can do.

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    RogerWilco

    As a contractor that never gets to stay in one technology for very long, this looks to be a nice series. Thanks for putting it together. I need to get Microsoft trained and certified this year in order to stay marketable. I thought I'd jump into mobility development.
     

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    Corwin

    It looks like plenty of people have posted that they have issues with the ordering of the videos. I just posted the feed into my Zune to view it as a podcast and yikes! Some suggestions, adding a date code or episode number to the beginning of each video title would help for ordering them alphabetically, like most software can. Also, a more time consuming method would be to repost all of them in order so they could be sorted by air date like a podcast. Since it appears most of the vidoes were posted on the same day, putting them in order with Zune definitely doesn't work.

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    Corwin

    Hmm, you know what? It seems my Zune has been able to sort them all out after all. Disregard my comment before then. But the naming convention would be good still. I find when downloading a tv series or something that the following naming scheme works good. "Series_Title_S01E01-Episode_Title"  Where S01 is the season number and E01 is the episode number.

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    Fuzzy​Logician

    Thanks very much for this tutorial series.  Is there any place I can go to download the entire series (instead of each video one-by-one)?

    Thanks!

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    Shendemiar
    Very nice series thank you.
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    Corwin

    @FuzzyLogician: if you are using Zune software, which you should if you have a WP7, you can copy the shortcut for the RSS Subscribe on the front page into Zune as a podcast link and it will download all the videos for you if you tell it to. Go to Podcasts in your collection, click Add Podcast, and paste the following: http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Phone-7-Development-for-Absolute-Beginners/RSS

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    David

    The podcast is not high quality version ;-(

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    David

    The high quality version is so much better for seeing what's actually being typed. Is there a way I can d'/l them all in HD WMV and put them in order plz?  Thanks

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    netchaos

    First of all I am complete noob.
    I have a WinCE 6.5 based device, I want to know, applications developed for Win 7 Mobile (particularly this tutorial application) will work on that.
    Thank You

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    Yengi Lado

    Thank you verry much channel 9! Exactaly what I needed!

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    Phalgun

    my download does not go beyong 3 or 4 %...

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    facbook

    http://groups.google.com/

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    alin_c9

    thank you!

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    Bob Aggrey

    i would like to start up with the course. i look foward to here from you

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    ankurtrapas​iya

    This video is not playing in any of the browser in my system neither they are downloaded. Sad

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    Rui Pinheiro

    Bah. No captions or subtitles. It's useless for deaf programmers.

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    Mr Anonymous

    SUCH a great teacher...

    Thanks a lot for these videos, most helpful.

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    Mohsin

    Try this application of windows phone 7. Cool and very helpful for students

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/f0cfa24a-6b4f-4eb4-adba-d52846459b51

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    Thomas

    Hey, after 3:30 minutes watching the video (with the HTML5 player if that's important) suddenly the audio track started from the beginning WHILE THE VIDEO AND ITS AUDIO CONTINUED PLAYING!

    This is a major PITA and I would like to ask you to correct this.

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    Allan

    Cool video!

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    uni3que

    Thanks for uploading such an informative tutorial.
    But can you tell me whether I can start building games too with this whole tutorial?  

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