toolkit is designed to make it easier for phone developers to leverage cloud
services running in Windows Azure. The toolkit includes Visual Studio
project templates for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure, class libraries
optimized for use on the phone, sample applications, and documentation. You may find the resources here and a walk through tutorial. What better way to gain experience than to compete in the Battle of the Apps competition with these new tools!
The toolkit contains the following resources:
Binaries – These are libraries we’ve
written that you can use in your Windows Phone 7 applications to make it easier
to work with Windows Azure (e.g. a full storage client library for blobs and
tables). You can literally add these libraries to your existing Windows Phone 7
applications and immediate start leveraging services such as Windows Azure
Docs – We’ve provided documentation that
covers setup and configuration, a review of the toolkit content, getting
started, and some troubleshooting tips.
Dependency Checker – As you’ve come to
expect and love, we provide a full dependency checker to ensure that you have
all the bits required in order to successfully use the toolkit.
Project Templates – We have built VSIX
(which is the unit of deployment for a Visual Studio 2010 Extension) files that
create project templates that make it easy for you to build brand new applications.
Samples – We have a sample application
that fully leverages the toolkit, both available in C# and VB.NET. The
sample application is also built into one of the two project templates created
by the toolkit.