Beta Mango Developer Tools: Available Today

If you are a Windows Phone developer, then today is a good day. Microsoft today showcased a plethora of new features in Windows Phone Mango. They’ve also announced that developers can get a beta release of Windows Phone Developer Tools that include support for Mango today.

Windows Phone Mango Developer Tools Beta

The new application includes the following features:

  • Background processing
  • New profiler and emulator for testing
  • Use of Silverlight + XNA together
  • Silverlight 4
  • IE9 web browser control
  • Live Tile enhancements: use of back of tiles and ability to update Live Tiles locally
  • Deep linking into apps from notifications and Live Tiles
  • Additional sensors; direct camera access, compass & gyro
  • Fast application switching
  • Networking / sockets for communications
  • Local SQL database for structured storage
  • Access to calendar and contacts for apps

via Windows Team Blog

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