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Meet me at SFEIRPlays Paris 28/11 talking WP8

On November 28th I be speaking at an event organized by my very good friend Aline. SFEIRPlays is a free event opened to anyone (free registration is mandatory thought). You can grab all the information here:

I’ll discuss the new stuff in WP8 and share feedback on my experience porting my existing WP7 app 2Day to both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.

I’ll also bring a nice Nokia Lumia 920 so that you guys can try the device during the evening !

Hope to see you there 🙂

MVP 2012-2013 !

Yesterday, Sunday July 1st I received a great news from Microsoft: I have been given the MVP award for the third consecutive year 🙂

I’m very proud to be part of what I called a “family”. The last year has been very busy for me (with the trip to //BUILD/ for example) and even though I wasn’t very active in the last few weeks I still have many things to share soon ! I also strongly hope to be able to go back to Redmond next February for the MVP Summit…

I would like to send a particular thank to my colleague Charlotte who was speaking with me in the last French TechDays and also helped me to write an article in a magazine…

Thanks everyone,



Windows Phone Tango (7.1.1)

Day 1 of Mobile World Congress has been the occasion for Microsoft to introduce officially the Windows Phone Tango, or Windows Phone 7.1.1

A CTP of the 7.1.1 SDK is now available. This CTP does NOT comes with a go-live license, it basically means you will NOT be able to publish apps to the marketplace with it.

“The Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update provides additional functionality to the existing Windows Phone SDK 7.1 software to enable mobile developers to better target applications for 256MB Windows Phone devices. This update includes an updated 512MB emulator, as well as a new 256MB emulator image, and Intellisense support to communicate device targeting preferences. Once installed, the WP SDK 7.1.1 update allows you to decide which emulator you would like to deploy your app to.”

It is important to note that generic background agents will NOT be available on devices will only 256MB of memory… Read the What’s new in Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 for more details. At this point it does not look like Microsoft has communicate any other details related to the OS itself (new features or bug fixes…).

As I said in my last post, the next big step now is Windows 8 Consumer Preview on wednesday…

Oh, and by the way, I case you missed it, Skype for Windows Phone 7 is now available in beta. Here is the QR code: