Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7


A new toolkit helps you join Windows Phone applications with Windows Azure.Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 helps ease the building Windows Phone 7 applications that use services running on Windows Azure.

The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 is designed to make it easier for you to build mobile applications that leverage cloud services running in Windows Azure. The toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure, class libraries optimized for use on the phone, sample applications, and documentation.

The toolkit provides you with:

  • Binaries for your Windows Phone 7 applications
  • Project templates to optimize new phone application creation
  • Sample applications in both C# and VB.NET
  • A dependency checker that checks the prerequisites required by the toolkit
  • Setup and configuration documentation, toolkit content review, a getting started walkthrough, and troubleshooting tips

For more information, see NOW AVAILABLE: Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7.

Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Visual Studio 2010It’s here! VS 2010 SP1 and TFS 2010 SP1 have shipped and that the Team Foundation Server Project Server Integration Feature Pack is now available for MSDN subscribers. New features improve several areas, including IntelliTrace, unit testing, and Silverlight profiling.

The announcements were made by S Somasegar, Senior Vice President, Developer Division, in his blog post Visual Studio 2010 enhancements.

The new service pack to Visual Studio is available to MSDN subscribers from their subscriber downloads.  If you’re not an MSDN subscriber, click on the following link to get the update.

TFS-Project Server Integration Feature Pack

Also available for Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN subscribers via Download Center today is the TFS-Project Server Integration Feature Pack.  Integration between Project Server and Team Foundation Server enables teams to work more effectively together using Visual Studio, Project, and SharePoint and coordinates development between teams using disparate methodologies, such as waterfall and agile, via common data and metrics.

Visual Studio Load Test Feature Pack

Also introduced today Visual Studio 2010 Load Test Feature Pack is available to all Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN subscribers. With this feature pack, you can simulate as many virtual users as you need without having to purchase additional Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010 licenses.

Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2

Visual Studio LightSwitch offers a simple way to develop line of business applications for the desktop and cloud. LightSwitch reaches Beta 2.

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