The Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update is now available for download. One of the most awaited features is the copy and paste functionality, now available with updated Silverlight controls and assemblies which will ship in the forthcoming Windows Phone OS update to consumers.

What’s in the update?

  • updated reference assemblies
  • new Windows Phone OS emulator image
  • several minor bug fixes in addition to those previously released as part of the October 2010 Update

Review Jeff Wilcox’s blog post detailing the release, when to recompile your application and the upcoming Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit February 2011 release.

Download the updated Windows Phone Developer Tools and read the installation instructions on the Download Center page. The download is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Check out our Windows Phone Developer blog for more information.