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Overview

The Windows Phone 8 Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations and code samples that are designed to help you learn how to build applications using the latest Windows Phone features.

System requirements

Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8
The Windows Phone 8 Training Kit includes technical content that can be used on Windows 7, or Windows 8. The hands-on labs are designed for use with Visual Studio 2012.  After installing the training kit, please refer to the setup instructions and prerequisites for each individual hands-on lab for more details.

Instructions

The Windows Phone 8 Training Kit is available in two formats: a full package and the web installer.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38782&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all

 

Content
It includes presentations, code samples and step-by-step hands-on labs designed to help you learn key Windows Phone 8 features.

Overview of app essential features, including App Lifecycle, Storage APIs, App to App communication and Model-View-ViewModel
Cross development for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8
Introduction of the Windows Phone platform and new features
How to integrate into the phone Live Tiles, Push Notifications, Lock Screen and Lenses
How to leverage Proximity, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS, Wallet and Speech APIs.
How can you monetize your application

 

Additional templates

Some templates for WindowsPhone are available here : http://bit.ly/applabbe.

 

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