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We make it easier. Kind of like developing with a cheat sheet.

  • New to app development? No problem. Check out our online course Windows Phone 8 Development for Absolute Beginners.
  • Already know C#, Visual Basic, XAML, or C++? Good news—you can use any of them for developing for Windows Phone.
  • Need a little guidance? Check our official sample code in our MSDN Code Gallery.
  • Time to get to work? Grab the Windows Phone SDK 8.0, which contains Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone, the Windows Phone 8.0 Emulator, and a complete set of Windows Phone application and game starter templates.
  • Have a specific question? Connect with our community and get answers fast.

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Perspectives

James is a student with a startup, Mendzapp...

By Craig Mundy, Mendzapp

Listen to Andrew Garrison from Jundroo talk about developing engineering games for Windows Phones. Hear about the pros, the cons, and the challenges when developing for different platforms.

The Office of Fair Trading has new rules for online and app

By Chris Walden, Microsoft