Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools

The Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools have now shipped. I am extremely happy to share this news with you!

And can be downloaded here. What’s included:

  • Visual Studio 2010 for Windows Phone Express
  • Blend 4 for Windows Phone
  • XNA Game Studio 4.0 for Windows Phone
  • Necessary SDK and Emulator

If you already have the above products, the downloader will only get what is needed. Full install might be available later.

Inside the final SDK you will find the Panorama, Pivot and Bing Maps controls that were eagerly awaited in the Beta of the tools.

Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 has also just released containing extra controls:

  • GestureService/GestureListener
  • ContextMenu
  • DatePicker
  • TimePicker
  • ToggleSwitch
  • WrapPanel

I am also excited to dig into the Microsoft Mobile Advertising SDK that has also shipped allowing developers to monetize their applications easier with help of an Advertising SDK, read more about it here.

Training wise the list will grow but for starters here is a great Jump Start series posted on Channel9 Windows Phone 7 section.

Local Community – If you are in Florida, US – join Microsoft MVPs, local super hero’s like yourself and even Microsoft employees at http://fla-wimo-dev.groups.live.com/ - please specify where you live, why you want to be part of the group and how you heard of us to accelerate acceptance.

Full Official long post on the Release: Windows Phone Developer Tools Are Final

Print | posted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:48 PM

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