Monday, August 22, 2011

"Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Release Candidate" on Microsoft Downloads

Microsoft Downloads - Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Release Candidate

"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. This download is the Release Candidate (RC) and provides a ‘Go Live’ license that enables you to develop and publish applications to the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Version: 7.1
Date Published: 8/18/2011


The Windows Phone SDK includes the following

  • Windows Phone SDK 7.1 (RC)
  • Windows Phone Emulator (RC)
  • Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Assemblies (RC)
  • 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


The Windows Phone SDK 7.1 is compatible with the final version of Visual Studio 2010 SP1.


If Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta1/Beta2 is installed on the machine, please uninstall it before installing this product ...

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


Go Live.. Yeah! We're getting so close.

Still funny that the Mango has "RTM'ed" but the tools are RC. Anyway, looks like it's shiny new version/toy (and uninstall) time. :)


Related Past Post XRef:
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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