Windows Phone 7 + Cloud Services SDK
By on January 27th, 2011


Microsoft Research has released a  software-development kit (SDK) for the creation of Windows Phone 7 applications supporting the efforts of Project Hawaii, a student-focused initiative for exploration of how cloud-based services can be used to enhance the WP7 experience.

Project Hawaii aims to to investigate how we can use the cloud to enhance how we use mobile devices. The goal is to foster the creation of a set of cloud-enabled mobile applications and associated support services to gain understanding about the systems and networking infrastructure needed to create the next generation of applications.

The current platform consists of a Windows Phone 7 smartphone and several cloud services, including existing Microsoft offerings and some prototype services. The existing Microsoft offerings include Windows Azure for computation and data storage, Bing Maps for mapping services, and Windows Live ID for user identification


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