Windows Phone 7 not backwards compatible afterall

Friday Feb 19th 2010 by -
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Confusion over a Dutch translation has prompted Microsoft to confirm that its new mobile platform is is indeed not backwards compatible

The Dutch comment was translated to read "there is no reason why programs written for Windows Mobile 6 cannot run on the new version of the OS", from which many a reader thought that a simple recompile would be all that was needed

However, the new platform will be Silverlight and .NET based, and developers who don't have a personal relationship with Microsoft are urged to walk away from their old C++ legacy code and get down to some serious .NET learning, or start getting used to Silverlight

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