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Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update – CTP

March 2, 2012 .NET, All, Microsoft, Mobile-Development, Updates, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7 No comments

Microsoft has released an update for Windows Phone SDK tagged as “Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update“.

As per microsoft release notes, the Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update provides developers with additional capabilities to develop and test applications for Windows Phone 7.5 Devices with 256MB

The Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update provides additional functionality to the existing Windows Phone SDK 7.1 software to enable mobile developers to better target applications for 256MB Windows Phone devices. This update includes an updated 512MB emulator, as well as a new 256MB emulator image, and Intellisense support to communicate device targeting preferences. Once installed, the WP SDK 7.1.1 update allows you to decide which emulator you would like to deploy your app to.

The Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update includes the following

  • Updated 512MB Windows Phone 7.5 Emulator
  • New 256MB Windows Phone 7.5 Emulator

Download WP SDK 7.1.1 Update -CTP

Courtesy: Microsoft Download Center

Note: This is a Community Technology Preview version. Not a final version.

Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Final (RTW)

September 30, 2011 .NET, .NET Framework, All, General, Microsoft, Mobile-Development, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7 No comments

Microsoft has released final version of Windows Phone SDK 7.1 (Mango). The Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) 7.1 provides you with all of the tools that you need to develop applications and games for both Windows Phone 7.0 and Windows Phone 7.5 devices.

Download Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Final (RTW) Web Installer / Standalone ISO

 

The Windows Phone SDK includes the following

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone
  • Windows Phone Emulator
  • Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Assemblies
  • Silverlight 4 SDK and DRT
  • Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Extensions for XNA Game Studio 4.0
  • Microsoft Expression Blend SDK for Windows Phone 7
  • Microsoft Expression Blend SDK for Windows Phone OS 7.1
  • WCF Data Services Client for Window Phone
  • Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone

Windows Phone 7 Mango update goes to RTM (released to Manufacture)

July 28, 2011 .NET, All, General, Microsoft, Mobile-Development, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7 1 comment

Microsoft’s latest release for Windows Phone is out, long awaited with so many new features, Windows Phone 7.1 a.k.a MANGO.

Officially Windows Phone team has signed-off the RTM build for Windows Phone 7 MANGO.

The Mango update for current Windows Phone handsets will be ready this fall, and will come pre-installed on new Windows Phones.

Read More here  http://microsoftpowerpoint.org/phone-7-mango-code-released-to-microsoft-partners/ 

Expecting Soon final version of Windows Phone 7.1 SDK for Visual Studio also will be available for Developers.

Good reads

http://www.wp7connect.com/2011/07/27/developers-might-be-getting-their-hands-on-new-mango-build/ 

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2011/07/27/wpsdk-beta-2-refresh-for-mango-devs.aspx

Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2 : installation steps

June 30, 2011 .NET, All, General, Microsoft, Mobile-Development, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7 No comments

Came across a nice blog by Dhanunjay Kumar (MVP)  to guide you through nice installation steps for Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2

Please read through blog, it is really informative. Thanks Dhanunjay for such a nice article..

Registered Windows Phone developers: Update Your Windows Phone to Mango Today

June 30, 2011 All, General, Microsoft, Mobile-Development, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7 No comments

Windows Phone 7.1 Development Team has announced immediate upgrade of your Windows Phone 7 to MANGO.  Here are the brief from the announcement over here

The Windows Phone Developer team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Windows Phone OS 7.1 codenamed Mango for registered Windows Phone developers.

If you’re registered for Windows Phone Marketplace, you’ll receive an invitation from Microsoft Connect that will provide access to a firmware update for your retail Windows Phone device. Visit our membership page to become a registered Windows Phone developer.

Here are some details about this program:

  • You must have an active, validated App Hub account.
  • You may update only one phone per developer.
  • To develop applications for a device that you’ve updated to Mango build 7661, you must update your development environment to the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2 (formerly known as the Windows Phone Developer Tools).

IMPORTANT: As with firmware flashing on any device, there’s the potential to ‘brick’ or permanently disable your phone if you don’t follow the instructions exactly. The Windows Phone Developer Team strongly recommends that you carefully read all instructions before starting the process.

So what are you guys waiting for if you have a Windows Phone 7 and Developer account, go ahead and update it. šŸ™‚

Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta2 (a.k.a Windows Phone 7.1 Developer Tools–beta 2) is released

June 30, 2011 .NET, .NET Framework, All, General, Microsoft, Mobile-Development, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7 No comments

Microsoft has released(06/28/2011) BETA2 of their new Windows Phone 7.1 Developer Tools.

The new Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta2 (renamed from WPDT – Windows Phone Developer Tools) can be used to develop Applications for both 7.0 and 7.1 version of Windows Phone OS releases.

The Windows Phone SDK includes the following

  • Windows Phone SDK 7.1 (Beta2)
  • Windows Phone Emulator (Beta2)
  • Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Assemblies (Beta2)
  • Silverlight 4 SDK and DRT
  • Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Extensions for XNA Game Studio 4.0
  • Microsoft Expression Blend SDK Preview for Windows Phone 7.1
  • WCF Data Services Client for Window Phone 7.1
  • Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone 7

Download Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta2 – Web Installer

Download Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta2 – Offline ISO Installer (723MB)

 

What is new in Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2

The new changes/features included in Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2 as per AppHub News

The Beta 2 update reflects API changes in the app platform and many improvements in the developer tools.

  • Profiler – Profile the performance of UI and code within an app. The profiler works on apps that are deployed to and run on a Windows Phone 7.5 device.
  • Emulator – Faster and more stable.
  • Isolated Storage Explorer – Fully access the isolated storage of an application deployed to either the device or the emulator.
  • Advertising SDK – Now included in the phone SDK. The advertising SDK is only usable within the United States.

 

Information Courtesy: Microsoft Download Center