Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Beta Released

Finally!

Read about it:
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2010/07/12/windows-phone-developer-tools-beta-released.aspx

First things first: go get the Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta. It has arrived!

The term “Beta” is understood to mean that things are close to being finished.  Well, that’s what we mean anyway. This Beta release represents the near final version of the tools for building applications and games for Windows Phone 7. 

Since the initial CTP release of the tools just this March, the Windows Phone Developer Tool CTP has been widely embraced by the community, and they have shown what’s possible on our new development platform.

It’s time to get serious about building the actual apps and games for Windows Phone 7 that consumers will be looking for starting this holiday season.



My favorite features – switching theme preview & application icon bar editor [the new menu] – are in Blend 4 for WP7, read more here:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/expression/archive/2010/07/12/windows-phone-developer-tools-beta-released.aspx


Direct download link for the Beta tools:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c8496c2a-54d9-4b11-9491-a1bfaf32f2e3&displaylang=en


Before you install:

1. You must close Visual Studio, Blend and Zune software.

2. Uninstall old CTP Windows Phone 7 stuff from your computer.
In Start->Control Panel—>Uninstall a Program : select “Microsoft Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP - ENU”

3. Optional Restart

4. Install WP7 Beta tools [~30mins on my machine]

5. Optional Restart [Not prompted by the installer]

6. Have fun!

Print | posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 8:13 AM

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Great Nijita,

I was wainting for this stuff.
Thanks for share.

Cheers,
Left by Felipe on Jul 12, 2010 11:22 AM

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