Microsoft reveals its Windows Phone 7 session line-up for Mix 10

A month ago, Microsoft officials said there'd be 12 Windows Phone 7 sessions for developers at its upcoming Mix 10 conference. It wasn't until this weekend that the company published specifics on what those sessions would cover.

A month ago, Microsoft officials said there'd be 12 Windows Phone 7 sessions for developers at its upcoming Mix 10 conference. It wasn't until this weekend that the company published specifics on what those sessions would cover.

Microsoft developer evangelist Joey deVilla has the full list (totaling 15 sessions), with speaker names and his annotations about who's who. As expected, there's lots of Silverlight content and lots of XNA game-development content. Albert shum, Director of Microsoft's Mobile Experience design team, is going to be talking about the Windows Phone 7 design language (which sounds like it could be XAML-based, from what I've heard).

This past weekend, a video with a new Windows Phone 7-related demo from Microsoft's TechEd Middle East conference made its way around the Web. As deVilla noted, the ability to write a .Net app that works across the Zune, Xbox, Windows and Windows (with relatively little tweaking needed) is a capability that exists today via the Microsoft Platformer template tool.

As we know already, Windows Mobile 6.x apps won't run on Windows Phone 7 devices, so Microsoft has a lot of evangelizing to do

Speaking of Microsoft's Mix 10 conference that kicks off on March 15, a group of us Microsoft bloggers who will be there are going to live blogging the keynotes at the show. (The line-up includes my ZDNet colleague Ed Bott, LiveSide's Kip Kniskern, Neowin's Benjamin Rubenstein, Windows Supersite's Paul Thurrott and istartedsomething's Long Zheng.

We'll be covering both the primarily Windows Phone 7 keynote on March 15 and the Internet Explorer 9 focused one on Tuesday the 16th. Hope you can join in and comment along with us, starting at 9 a.m. PT next Monday.