Download : Windows Phone Developer tools CTP

With respect to my earlier blog post regarding Windows Mobile 6.5 developer tool kit, now you can download the “Windows Phone Developer tools CTP”. The same powerful and easy to use Visual Studio integrated developer environment (IDE) handles from design to testing of Windows Phone 7 Series phone applications.

It’s designed to work with Windows 7 and Vista. In order to try with Windows Phone 7 Training Kit for Developers (my earlier blog post), this CTP is required. It includes,

  • Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone CTP
  • Windows Phone Emulator CTP
  • Silverlight for Windows Phone CTP
  • XNA 4.0 Game Studio CTP

Please note:

  • This CTP of the Windows Phone Developer Tools is based on the release candidate (RC) of VS 2010, and is not compatible with the final release (RTM) versions of Visual Studio 2010.
  • If you upgrade with the release version, Phone development scenarios will break. We are working on an update to the CTP that will support the release version.
  • If you wish to be notified upon its availability, please visit and submit your email address.