Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Windows Phone 7.1 SDK RTW

The Windows Phone Developer Blog - Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Now Available!

"This is an exciting week for Windows Phone 7.5 developers. Yesterday, we started rolling out the update to customer handsets and shared lots of developer goodness and started rolling out RTM updates to dev devices; today, I’m pleased to announce that the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 RTW release is now available on the Microsoft Download Center for immediate download and update.

The existing SDK has allowed developer to create and publish apps optimized for Windows Phone 7.5 since August. The Release to Web (RTW) release consists of seven additional release languages, final finishing touches to the tooling experience, a handful of bug fixes, and additional upgrade logic to provide a better installation process for users coming from earlier tools. In total, the RTW release is available in the following nine languages:

  • English (en-US)
  • French (fr-FR)
  • German (de-DE)
  • Italian (it-IT)
  • Japanese (ja-JP)
  • Korean (ko-KR)
  • Russian (ru-RU)
  • Spanish (es-ES)
  • Traditional Chinese (zh-TW)

With this release, we recommend/ask that Windows Phone developers do the following three things…


Microsoft Downloads - Windows Phone SDK 7.1

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

Version: 7.1
Date Published: 9/25/2011

Change Language: Chinese (Traditional) English French German Italian Japanese Korean Russian Spanish


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



If a pre-release version of the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 (Beta or RC) is installed on the machine, please uninstall it before installing this product.


Note: this release is also available in .iso format.


Nothing like a few Mango's in the morning. I have to say, the Mango roll-out seems MUCH smoother than NoDo's. They said they learned a lesson and that seems to be the fact. Love to see them talk the talk and walk the walk...


Related Past Post XRef:
"Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Release Candidate" on Microsoft Downloads
Shawn makes the Mango Marketing Madness a little less maddening (aka Windows Phone Mango version branding cheat sheet)
Want to Mango your Dev WP7 retail device? Today's your day! Mango Beta 2 released, including the capability for dev's to flash their phones with Mango! (Well the actual flash part is coming really soon... but...still)

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