Tuesday, March 27, 2012

  Are you a Windows Phone Developer with a plan to move on with Windows 8 ? Then it is a very very good news for you. Today Windows Has Released Windows Phone SDK 7.11 Update and it is Available For Download. This update consist of two major additions: support for building apps that function on handsets that contain only 256 megabytes of RAM, and support for building apps on Windows 8.

  Language support was also smoothed in the update, along with the Microsoft Advertising SDK. Actually the update is overwriting the WPSDK and also adds some tips like following :

  • The Visual Studio IDE is patched to enable selection from a list of emulators, and launching it (note that the WPSDK can only support connecting to one at a time, though)
  • The Windows Phone [512 MB device] emulator image is updated to use build 8773
  • A second, new emulator device image is included, allowing you to emulate running your app on a 256 MB device
  • The Microsoft Advertising SDK is updated to the latest version (previously only available as A Separate Install), which fixes some issues devs were encountering at runtime
  • IntelliSense now supports specifying the 512 MB device requirement in your manifest file, should you choose to opt your app out from running on the new 256 MB devices
  • Language support is again consistent both in the IDE (the 7.1.1 Update supports all 10 of the WPSDK 7.1 languages) and in the emulator OS (Malay and Indonesian have been added)
 Still Windows 8 can’t run the Windows Phone emulator; .NET 3.5 needs to be installed by itself, or it has issues. The emulator issue is the largest problem of the three. And you can learn more about this update and about it's installations from Here. The Download is about 290 MB.