SDK for Windows Phone 8 is Now Available

Great news for all the mobile developers out there that have been waiting patiently, and even for those that haven’t been so patient. At the Build 2012 conference today, Microsoft has officially released the software development kit (SDK) for Windows Phone 8. The SDK provides developers with the tools required to develop apps and games for Windows Phone. This release of the SDK supports building applications for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5 devices.


System requirements for installing and running the SDK are a little more than some might expect. From what I can gather, this is due to the requirements of the virtual environment that the emulator runs on. You will need to be running Windows 8 64-bit, 4GB of free drive space, 4 GB of RAM, and your processor must support Second Level Address Translation (SLAT).

You can download the SDK directly from Microsoft’s download center website.

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.