In Oct, Microsoft released an update to Windows Phone 7 Developer tools, which includes:
- A new Bing Maps Control that improves map performance during user gestures
- Capability Detection Tool, which scans your app and reports on detected phone capabilities that'll be applied during ingestion to marketplace.
- WP Connect Tool, with which you can create a connection between WinP and your PC without requiring Zune to be running, so you can debug media APIs.
The update requires that you've Windows Phone Developer Tools installed and that language/locale of the update and developer tools match. Be sure to use this new updated toolset to when submitting your apps to Marketplace.
Earn More Money with Advertising Ad Soultions, Microsoft begins serving live ads to WP7 apps with new bidded, Microsoft Advertising Exchange for Mobile, where multiple ad sales channels compete in real-time to purchase your ad inventory. If you're a US-based developer targeting US market click here to visit Microsoft Advertising pubCenter and get started with Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone 7
Try Free Analytics. On Nov'2nd, Microsoft announced a new partnership with PreEmptive Solutions to offer a free trial of Runtime Intelligence for WP. Sign-up and start using Runtime Intelligence for WP.