Its time to start building more applications and games for Windows Phone 7. Developer tools beta for Windows Phone has been released. Few important updates in the beta are:

  • Blend is now compeltely integrated into the Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta.
  • Now you can unlock you Windows Phone 7 device for development purposes.
  • You can deploy xap files directly to an unlocked device.
  • Updates to Silverlight for Windows Phone conrol templates

For more details check this blog post: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2010/07/12/windows-phone-developer-tools-beta-released.aspx

For a list of new features check out this topic: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff637516(v=VS.92).aspx

-Nitya.