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As announced on the Windows Phone Developer Blog and on the App Hub web site, the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2 (formerly named the Windows Phone Developer Tools, and which includes the XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh Beta 2 as well) was released for download earlier this week.
The Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2 includes the following changes from the original Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta release:
Getting Started links
Here are links to help you get started installing and using the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2:
Here are some links to useful documentation to help you get started with the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2:
Here are some links if you run into questions or issues with the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2:
How to install
Here are steps you can use to install the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2:
If you encounter Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2 setup failures
If you run into an installation or uninstallation failure for the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2, you can use the log collection tool to gather your setup log files. This log collection tool will create a file named %temp%\vslogs.cab.
Once you have gathered your setup log files, you can upload them to a file server of your choice (such as http://skydrive.live.com), and post a link to the log files in the forums to get additional support.
If you run into uninstallation issues with any release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools or XNA Game Studio, you can use the cleanup tool described at http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/pages/9544320.aspx to remove the Windows Phone SDK or XNA Game Studio.
<update date="7/5/2011"> Added a link to download the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2 ISO image. </update>