The final release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools is the culmination of hard work on the part of many talented people.
We couldn’t, however, have done it without the help of the community. The feedback we received since our initial release in March has enabled us to make some changes, resulting in a better finished product. Everything you need to begin developing apps is included in a single download:
- Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone,
- the Windows Phone Emulator,
- Expression Blend 4 for Windows Phone, and
- XNA Game Studio 4.0.
The installer is smart enough to download only what you need, and the tools will work with your existing Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend 4 installations. See this blog post for more details.