Windows Phone 8 SDK leaks

When Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 back in June at its developers event, they also said that an SDK would become available in late Summer. While Microsoft has yet to officially release the SDK, a build of the platform has found its way out on to the Internet.

The SDK requires that you have Windows 8 Release Preview installed and the download comes in at 1.35GB. The build has a tagged date of July 19th, meaning it was fresh off the compiler when it hit the web. 

The image above provides a bit more information and there are a few other documents (help files) floating around with the SDK. If you do manage to find the SDK, install the software with caution as it is an unreleased product and has the potential to bork up your install or even you phone if you connect it to the platform. 

Source: Liveside.net

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simplezz said,
As others have said, the RAM requirements are crazy. 4 GB fair enough, but 8? Really?

It states recommended, not required. You are running a very complex IDE, Expression Blend, a virtual machine (which uses memory too) and whatnot at the same time after all, not just a simple text editor. It adds up. You could obviously run it with less but then you're going to have to deal with lower performance if you run out of memory.

simplezz said,
As others have said, the RAM requirements are crazy. 4 GB fair enough, but 8? Really?

You realize 8GB RAM costs $30, right?

The requirements are incredible high for an windows phone SDK. Essentially it means having a 2 year old PC running because of (SLAT), Windows 8 Preview 8, bit plus 8 gigs of RAM.

yeah, but requirement for installing a wp8 sdk is jst too much
1. 8gigs of ram
2. 64 win 8 bit RP
3. vs 12 RP
4. sdk will not work on virtual machine
5. office 15 should not b installed
ahhhhhh.. i m staying with wp7.1.1

Himansh Pal Singh said,
yeah, but requirement for installing a wp8 sdk is jst too much
1. 8gigs of ram
2. 64 win 8 bit RP
3. vs 12 RP
4. sdk will not work on virtual machine
5. office 15 should not b installed
ahhhhhh.. i m staying with wp7.1.1

You could stay with it for now but at some point you'll want to upgrade and move over to Win8/WP8 development or you'll start to miss out.

Well this sucks, we need to have Second Level Address Translation (SLAT). in order to use the emulator? I guess I'm stuck to coding WP7 apps then...

What's weird is that the Windows 8 doesn't require SLAT, yet WP8 does?

Omen1393 said,
Well this sucks, we need to have Second Level Address Translation (SLAT). in order to use the emulator? I guess I'm stuck to coding WP7 apps then...

What's weird is that the Windows 8 doesn't require SLAT, yet WP8 does?

That's because it's running on Hyper-v 3.0.

Himansh Pal Singh said,
XNA will work with VS 2012 but only for wp 7.1 apps and not for wp8 apps

This is what I thought as well, for future WP8 and Win8 games they want you to use DirextX and C++ and move off of XNA. Of course XNA games will still run but yeah, you'll be missing out on newer features and hardware support.

GP007 said,

This is what I thought as well, for future WP8 and Win8 games they want you to use DirextX and C++ and move off of XNA. Of course XNA games will still run but yeah, you'll be missing out on newer features and hardware support.

Wwwhat??? Nooooo!

Aleksandar Toplek said,

Wwwhat??? Nooooo!

Well that just killed my interested in developing games for WP.

Direct X is just overly complex for a noob player.

DrakeN2k said,

Well that just killed my interested in developing games for WP.

Direct X is just overly complex for a noob player.


You can still develop basic games using XNA and they'll be compatible on WP7.8 and 8. For feature rich and graphics intensive games, you need to use DirectX and obviously they'll run only on WP8.

Cyborg_X said,
They need to get this out in the hands of developers asap. The damn phones are supposed to be out in 3-4 months.

Lots of developers already have it under NDA, i just wish MS was more forthcoming in making it available to more developers as well.

Nas said,
Yay, an SDK. What next, a screenshot of a C++ header file?

that would be major news. Native coding. would show they stayed good on their promise.

Nas said,
Yay, an SDK. What next, a screenshot of a C++ header file?

So you consider the SDK to be as newsworthy as a simple screenshot or you just like to troll a lot?

PmRd said,
So you consider the SDK to be as newsworthy as a simple screenshot or you just like to troll a lot?

It's called sarcasm where I come from. And neither the SDK posting nor a screenshot of anything is newsworthy.