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First Draft + 2

This second update to the first draft version of Paul Thurrott’s Windows Phone 8 includes a number of edits, including more working cross-reference links. But the big news is that I’m changing the name of the book to something a bit shorter.

First, the edits. The plan has always been to do a thorough read through/edit on the entire manuscript before declaring it finished in 1.0 form. And I’ve done some of that. But after discovering the cross-reference capabilities in Word recently, I decided to cross-link all of my inter-chapter references in the book (so they behave like hyperlinks and can be clicked). So I did that first. That is done, though I’ll check them all in the next sweep through the book. There were hundreds of them.

Second, I decided I wanted to shorten the name further with an eye, again, towards coming up with something that would make sense for a series of books. Paul Thurrott’s Guide to Windows Phone 8 was a bit long, so I’ve shortened it to the simpler Paul Thurrott’s Windows Phone 8 and will do so for other books (Paul Thurrott’s Xbox Music, for example, as well as future books.)

I’ll more on the next book and my ideas for the future later. For now, of course, I want to get 1.0 out.

Feedback is always appreciated.

Download Paul Thurrott's Windows Phone 8 First Draft + 2 (648 page PDF, 39.7 MB)


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SkyDrive is unhappy again...

July 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDan Alexander

Hey Paul,

Amazing book!
Just one little thing: on page 34 you write: ". All Windows Phone 8 handsets provide accelerometer, proximity, magnetometer,
compass and ambient light sensors, as well as GPS navigation with Assisted Global Navigation Satellite
System (A-GNSS) support and a vibration motor."
The Nokia Lumia 520 however, does not have a compass (so it can't use Nokia City Lens, for example).


July 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaan

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