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Download Windows Phone 8 SDK both Offline or Online version


Microsoft recently released the Windows Phone 8 SDK in a Windows Phone 8 official Launch, Microsoft publicly released the Software Development Kit for WP8 to its developers. 2 years later the first release of the Window's Phone (which is in Nov 2010) now with a much more enhancements and new features this version will provide the developers a new version to start developing the applications. There are some minimum system requirement which we need to take care before downloading the SDK. This article will be the place holder for downloading the windows phone 8 SDK.     [more]

Minimum System Requirements:

Windows Phone 8 SDK will work on the latest Windows 8 Operating system as it’s the new emulators that supports only on Windows 8. So for developers who use the lower version can target the Windows Phone 7 development. Also the development machine should support the Hyper-V by default, while the installation of the SDK the Hyper-V will be checked and prompted if not activated by the developer on the development machine.

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System Requirement

Supported Base

1 RAM 4 GB (As recommended)
2 Processor 64 bit processor
3 Operating System 64 bit Windows 8 OS or higher
4 Hard Disk Space +4GB Hard disk


Where to Download the SDK?

Once you are ready with your development environment which supports the above requirements, you are set to download the sdk from the official Microsoft website. Microsoft provides 2 options, but downloading an offline version if we want to target multiple development machine or an online version which downloads the SDK directly on to the development machine in installation mode. Offline version provides an advantage of reusing while the offline version will be installed once in the development machine.

Choose from the above 2 options which are the official Microsoft release and start building your application on Windows Phone 8 platform. Hope this article makes some usefulness for Windows Phone enthusiasts, see you all in the next update.

About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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