On the heels of its Windows Phone 8 launch Monday, Microsoft has provided significant new tooling to encourage developers to build apps for it. They include a phone-focused version of the .NET Framework, and the long-awaited Windows Phone SDK.
Microsoft Program Manager Pracheeti Nagarkar posted about the upgrades on the .NET Framework blog. The new framework, called ".NET for Windows Phone 8", is essentially a streamlined version of the .NET Framework 4.5 meant to work specifically with Microsoft's new phone. The key component of .NET for Windows Phone 8 is the integration of CoreCLR on top of Windows Phone OS. CoreCLR is the heart of the .NET Framework CLR.
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