Microsoft has made it real simple for developers to get started to develop applications for Windows Phone 7. All you have to do is click on the below two links. Download the software and install it. And that’s it. You are all set to write your first application for the upcoming Windows Phone. Enjoy !
The Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta includes the following
- Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Beta
- Windows Phone Emulator Beta
- Silverlight for Windows Phone Beta
- Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows Phone Beta
- XNA Game Studio 4.0 Beta
You can download the training kit for offline and easier access. But the same is available online too. The training kit has all the good stuff to get you started.
Well, you may not be the one to get one for free, but Microsoft is giving away Windows Phone 7 for free to all its 90,000 employees worldwide. Hope the employees and the word of mouth will help Microsoft gain the lost crown again.
Engadget and ZDNet have provided indepth preview of the upcoming Windows Phone 7. Click on the links below to check all about it. Do note that both hardware and software here is a developer edition.
Start Up and Initial Setup:
Talk with the man himself (Joe Belfiore, VP, Windows Phone):
Read more about it here: