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Released: Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Update & Other Updates

February 5, 2011 .NET, .NET Framework, ADO.NET, All, C#.NET, General, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, ToolKits, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windows, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone SDK 1 comment

There are few updates from Microsoft for Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Update, Windows Azure, & Windows Phone 7 Training Kit for Developers – RTM Refresh. Check it out.

Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update

January 2011 Update to the Windows Phone Developer Tools providing bug fixes, a new emulator, and utilities. This update is composed of two installation files and includes the contents of the deprecated October 2010 Update.
HPC Pack 2008 R2 SDK w/ SP1

The Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 SDK was designed to provide the tools and content necessary to write parallel applications for the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 platform. The zip files are subject to the license terms for the SDK.
Windows Phone 7 Training Kit for Developers – RTM Refresh

This Windows Phone 7 Training Kit for developers will give you a jumpstart into the new Windows Phone world by providing you with a step-by-step explanation of the tools to use and some key concepts for programming Windows Phones.
Windows Azure Tools and SDK 1.3

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, which includes the Windows Azure SDK, extends Visual Studio 2010 to enable the creation, configuration, building, debugging, running, packaging and deployment of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure.
Windows Azure Platform Training Kit

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric.
Web Camps Training Kit

Janaury 2011 release of the Web Camps Training Kit

Thanks to Microsoft Download Center

Released: Windows Phone 7 RTM

September 3, 2010 All, General, Microsoft, Windows, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 1 comment

On 1st September 2010 Microsoft has announced the Windows Phone 7 RTM(Released-To-Manufacture), the most awaited Mobile OS from Microsoft. Just like Windows 7 it has already won the hearts of millions. Hope to win more..

You can read the official Windows Phone 7 team blog  Windows Phone 7 – Released To Manufacturing.

Quoting from Paul’s blog at WinSuperSite

Windows Phone 7 RTM

Well, the day has finally arrived. I was told very early on that Windows Phone would most likely be released to manufacturing (RTM) in August, and they missed that mark by just a day, which isn’t so horrible for a completely new platform. Anyway, the Windows Phone 7 OS has been finalized and sent to Microsoft’s hardware and carrier partners so that they can integrate their own software and services solutions and ship new devices to customers later in the year. No word yet on the launch, but I don’t believe the October/November plans have changed.

There are, however, some changes to the RTM version of the Windows Phone 7 OS, which are fortunately not too bad considering I pretty much finished the Windows Phone 7 Secrets book recently:

  • Facebook contacts filtering in the People hub, which isn’t actually what people have been asking for (i.e. the ability to decide which Facebook contacts appear and which do not). Instead, it’s that those Facebook contacts who don’t have phone information will be automatically filtered out of the list for you.
  • Facebook “Like” capability from the People hub. You can now “Like” a Facebook post from within the People hub’s What’s New list and post messages directly to someone’s Facebook wall.
  • Various user interface updates, including a new Search button in the contacts list.

Note that those with Tech Preview prototype phones will not be getting upgraded to the RTM build.