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Ready for Windows Phone 8
| Friday, October 26, 2012
We’ve been waiting. And waiting. AND WAITING. For the official release of the Windows Phone 8 SDK. Microsoft has teased us all for months. Many developers were expecting to get their hands on the SDK back in June when Windows Phone 8 was first announced. Sure no one told us the SDK would be available, but our expectations had been set from years of previous Microsoft announcements. Since Microsoft did not deliver the SDK in June, they did the right thing by trying to set developers at ease, telling us all the SDK would be available “later this summer.” As the warm summer days grew shorter, so did our patience.
“Where is the SDK?” became a daily question around here. Finally, a big announcement was scheduled for September. This had to be the release of the SDK.
Again, no dice. Todd Brix of the Windows Phone team was the bearer of bad news and posted a wildly unpopular blog about applying to get a preview of the SDK, which turned out to be severely limited in distribution.
This Monday however, at the official Windows Phone 8 launch in San Francisco, things will be different right? Windows 8 has launched, we have our Surface devices, we’ve published multiple Windows 8 applications to the store, Microsoft Build starts on Tuesday, and we couldn’t be more ready to update our existing Windows Phone applications and books.
Third time‘s a charm right? Microsoft, we are honored to be at the event in person, please don’t let us down.