Uninstalling the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 will break XNA Game Studio 4.0 and vice versa

The XNA Game Studio components that are installed as a part of the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 have a setup bug that causes the uninstall process for the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 to break XNA Game Studio 4.0 and vice versa. How to fix XNA Game Studio 4.0 if you uninstall the Windows Phone SDK…

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Windows Phone SDK 8.0 now available for download

As announced earlier today on the Windows Phone Developer Blog and the Visual Studio Blog, the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 is now available for download. Here is some information to help you get started installing and using the Windows Phone SDK 8.0. Download links Web download page – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35471 Full ISO image – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=257234 Windows…

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Links to .NET Framework 4.5 deployment guides

The official .NET Framework 4.5 deployment guides for developers and administrators are available on MSDN, and I wanted to provide links here to help raise visibility for them. Here they are along with some additional information about what is contained in each of them: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 deployment guide for developers You can find…

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The XNA Framework can be used to create games that run on the Windows 8 desktop

With the release of Windows 8 and the new development platform for Windows Store applications, there has been some confusion about the level of support for games on Windows 8 that use the XNA Framework and that are built with XNA Game Studio.  I wanted to post something here to help clarify what is and…

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Updated .NET Framework setup verification tool that addresses application compatibility issues

A little while ago, I posted an updated version of the .NET Framework setup verification tool that enabled support for the .NET Framework 4.5 and Windows 8.  I used the Windows 8 Release Preview to test that version of the tool, and an application compatibility shim was added to the final version of Windows 8…

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Link to new .NET Framework Repair Tool that can diagnose and repair .NET Framework 4 setup issues

There was a .NET Framework Repair Tool posted on the Microsoft Download Center earlier this summer, and I wanted to post a link here to hopefully make it easier for people to find.  I have seen this new tool successfully identify and fix .NET Framework 4 installation issues that have previously required using more invasive…

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Final versions of Windows 8, .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 now available for download

As announced on the Windows 8 app developer blog, Somasegar’s blog and Jason Zander’s blog, the final versions of Windows 8, the .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 are now available for developers to download. Here is some information to help you get started installing and using these releases. Download links Here are links…

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