Windows Phone OS 7.1 – code named Mango – has been released as a beta from Microsoft. This release includes a significant number of enhancements and new features compared to the initial 7.0 release.
This tutorial provides an introduction to the Mango release. The sample application we create uses new OData features to access a database using a WCF web service. The OData enhancements that are demonstrated include the automatic generation of the OData client classes and the use of LINQ to support queries.
In addition, the new Rapid Application Switching feature, aka the “dormant state”, is demonstrated and contrasted against tombstoning.
Enjoy … bill b