February 7, 2023

Windows Phone 8 Software Development Kit (SDK) Now Available For Download

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Microsoft had been keeping the software development kit (SDK) for Windows Phone 8 under wraps from WP8 devs for months, but today it’s now available for download.

The lack of an SDK had caused some concern with consumers and many developers. App selection has always been such a foregrounded battleground between the major OS makers, and the Windows Phone platform is no exception. Windows Phone now has 120,000 apps and a host of new features to use in future apps.

With the developer-oriented BUILD conference kicking off this morning, however — at which Microsoft is providing attendees with 100GB of SkyDrive storage and a Surface RT tablet — it’s time for Microsoft to really make that hard push forward and put its strong relationship with oh so many Windows developers to work.