Windows Phone Developer Tools

On 03/15/2010, at Mix 2010, ScottGu announced the availability of Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP for free download. It can be downloaded from here

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2338b5d1-79d8-46af-b828-380b0f854203&displaylang=en

And more information about the download can be found here on the Windows Phone Developer Blog.

Also the developer home for Windows Phone is here

http://developer.windowsphone.com

While installing the download package, I ran into an error that VC 10.0 was already installed. Turned out that I had Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 installed on my machine, and the Windows Phone Developer CTP was not OK with that. Uninstalling the VS 2010 Beta 1 fixed the issue.

A bunch of other new technology that has been announced in Mix 2010 include

– oData – Open Data Protocol. A new protocol built on HTTP and ATOM for sharing data based on REST principles. It was earlier known as ADO.NET Data Services. There’s a feed for that!

Dallas – A market place for web API providing access to data sets using oData. Many datasets already available. Again more information about this here, on the Dev Blog.

– Houston – A tool built in Silverlight that allows manipulation of SQL Azure. Again this is not something new but things are coming together nicely for developers working with Microsoft technologies.

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About floatingfrisbee

A programmer/blogger from New York City
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One Response to Windows Phone Developer Tools

  1. thanks for sharing..
    i’ve download and try it..

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