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Beantown .NET User Group Meeting on 9/2/2010 – Chris Bowen on Windows Phone 7

Hi All —

Beantown .NET is going to be meeting Thursday, 9/2/2010.  This month we have Chris Bowen presenting “Developing Applications for Windows Phone 7”. 

As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers – better yet, bring your boss.  It is not required to RSVP for our meetings but if you know you’re coming, please RSVP by email ( by 3pm on the day of the meeting to help speed your way through building security and to give us an idea how much pizza to order.

Future meetings:

– October 7 – Shaun Avery, NHibernate
– November 4 – Andy Novick,  SQL Server Partitioning & Data Management
– December 2 – TBA


When: Thursday, 9/2/10, 6p – 8p
Microsoft NERD
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA


Parking: Paid parking is available in 1 Memorial Drive. 

Title: Developing Applications for Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 is dialed in for a holiday 2010 release and developers can answer the call now by leveraging Silverlight or XNA skills to create and extend applications or games to reach customers in new ways.  This demo-heavy session will give you the 411 on the Windows Phone 7 platform and on using the free Windows Phone 7 developer tools, Expression Blend 4, and Visual Studio 2010 to create Silverlight and XNA phone applications.

Chris Bowen ( is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft, covering the Northeastern US.  An architect and developer with over 17 years of experience, he joined Microsoft after holding senior positions at companies including, VistaPrint, Staples, and IDX Systems, as well as consulting with others.  He is coauthor of “Essential Windows Communication Foundation” and “Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System” and holds an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Management Information Systems, both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


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