Windows Phone7 – Final Developer Tools Released and more…

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WP7 is here, well nearly. The final dev tools are done and dusted. The marketplace launches in early October and phones start selling soon after…

Download the tools (uninstall any current version you have).
http://developer.windowsphone.com/windows-phone-7/

Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit (really nice add in controls for gesture handling, pickers and wrapping panel layouts)
http://silverlight.codeplex.com/

The announcement (worth reading the whole thing).
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2010/09/16/windows-phone-developer-tools-are-final.aspx

The Gu blog post
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2010/09/16/windows-phone-7-developer-tools-released.aspx

New Demos: Netflix, Twitter (at last!), Flixster, OpenTable, Travelocity
http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LauraFoy/Windows-Phone-7-Demos-Netflix-Twitter-Flixster-OpenTable-Travelocity/

Advertising SDK, easily integrate ads into your free/trial apps
http://community.microsoftadvertising.com/blogs/advertising/archive/2010/09/16/launched-mobile-advertising-sdk-for-windows-phone-7-apps-amp-rtb-exchange.aspx