Download the new Windows Phone 8 SDK from the official download page. Also make sure that you rock a 64bit computer with SLAT capability. Here is the full requirements list:
Supported operating systems: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
- Windows 8 64-bit (x64) client versions
- 4 GB of free hard disk space
- 4 GB RAM
- 64-bit (x64) CPU
- Windows Phone 8 Emulator:
- Windows 8 Pro edition or greater
- Requires a processor that supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
If your computer meets the hardware and operating system requirements, but does meet the requirements for the Windows Phone 8 Emulator, the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 will install and run. However, the Windows Phone 8 Emulator will not function and you will not be able to deploy or test apps on the Windows Phone 8 Emulator.
To check if your process supports SLAT, download coreinfo and run it as administrator with the following command:
coreinfo -v. If you have an Intel processor, you should have an asterix in the row containing EPT. If you do not have EPT row or if you have a minus there, you can forget about running the emulator. Also note that you need to enable Hyper-V role on your computer.
- What’s new in SDK [msdn.microsoft.com]
- The new blog for Windows Phone development blog [blogs.windows.com] dedicated to Windows Phone development
- Check the API difference between 7.1 and 8.0 [firstfloorsoftware.com]
- XAML controls comparison between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 [msdn.microsoft.com]
- “WP8 ships with 3 new tiles (flip, Iconic, cycle) in 3 sizes each.” – @andrewclinick #bldwin [twitpic.com]
- New Windows Phone design resource/learning center [dev.windowsphone.com]
- Nokia announces Nokia Premium Developer Program [developer.nokia.com]
For just 99$ you will get one year of Windows Phone Developer Center membership, a free license for Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone, up to 12 months’ worth of access to up to 1 million API calls per month with Buddy’s cloud APIs during your membership and 2 Nokia Tech Support tickets.
- Nokia announces Nokia Ad Exchange [developer.nokia.com]
- For the next 8 days (starting from October 30th) you will be able to register for Windows Phone Developer Center membership for just 8$!
- There is also a Xamarin Developer Showdown [xamarin.com]
That is a lot of new stuff to digest. Happy coding