Windows Phone 8 SDK rumored to be released last week of July

Microsoft officially announced its plans to launch Windows Phone 8 later this fall at its developers summit in June. However, at the time Microsoft did not say when app creators would get their hands on the software development kit for the next version of its operating system.

Now a new article on the Chinese-based WPDang.com site claims, via unnamed sources, that the Windows Phone 8 SDK is currently scheduled to be offered to developers sometime in the end of July. It notes that this time period is consistent with Microsoft's previous SDK release for Windows Phone 7.5 in 2011.

The article also adds that this first SDK release may have a beta or preview label attached to it. Still, it should give Windows Phone app developers plenty of time to make or port apps to the new operating system by the time the first Windows Phone 8 devices are released sometime later this fall.

Microsoft is rumored to launch the first public beta of Office 2013 by the end of July. The RTM version of Windows 8 is also expected to be completed sometime this month as well. This could make July an important month for Microsoft in terms of software products.

Via: WindowsPhoneDaily.com
Source: WPDang.com

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<blockquote>Microsoft is rumored to launch the first public beta of Office 2013 by the end of July. The RTM version of Windows 8 is also expected to be completed sometime this month as well. This could make July an important month for Microsoft in terms of software products.</blockquote>

SkyDrive M4 (Android app, updates to web interface) is coming this month too (http://www.neowin.net/news/lea...-bin-feature-coming-in-july).

spudtrooper said,
Wonder if it will be vs2012 based??

My guess is yes. The XAML editor in VS12 is so much better than VS10.

spudtrooper said,
Wonder if it will be vs2012 based??

I'd say we can probably count on that... It will be interesting to see what it shows given at that point we should be able to see more of what WP8 will bring.

Xerax said,

My guess is yes. The XAML editor in VS12 is so much better than VS10.

Probably, given that WP8 apps are WinRT based and VS2012 is the only version of VS we've seen so far that does WinRT development.

Xerax said,

My guess is yes. The XAML editor in VS12 is so much better than VS10.

Uses the same editor engine as Blend now doesn't it? It'd still actually never use the editor in VS though, Blend just has so much nicer tools for creating and animating UI's. But for some reasons Blends' actual XAML code editor has always sucked, and still does. Not even right click context menus or proper intellisense in there ¬.¬

Edited by ~Johnny, Jul 2 2012, 10:09pm :