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New WP7 Toolkits Available: Microsoft Research & Azure

March 25, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft has made available more toolkits to help you get your Windows Phone 7 apps going.

The Microsoft Research team has released their toolkit codenamed project Hawaii:

This is a software-development kit (SDK) for the creation of Windows Phone 7 (WP7) applications that leverage research services not yet available to the general public. The primary goal of this SDK is to support the efforts of Project Hawaii, a student-focused initiative for exploration of how cloud-based services can be used to enhance the WP7 experience.

Get it here


The Windows Azure team has also released their new toolkit to help things along for WP7. Azure is the same cloud based technology that Yahoo used for the Flickr app and that T-mobile used for their family room.

We are pleased to announce the release of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7.  Downloadable here, the new toolkit is helps ease the building Windows Phone 7 applications that use services running on Windows Azure.

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

Once you’ve downloaded the toolkit, you can use the phone and compute emulatorsto quickly get a new phone application running.

Get it here



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